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Can spent embryo culture medium be used for genetic testing of the embryo?

A few years ago reserchers discovered that embryos secrete DNA into the medium they are cultured in. Subsequently, studies were carried out at several centers – including Ovumia Fertinova – to find out whether spent culture media could be used for genetic analysis of embryos, such as determination of the chromosomal status (PGS, PGT-A). In a mini-rewiev published in ARTNewsletter Ovumia Fertinova’s Development Manager Peter Bredbacka addresses the potential and challenges of such non-invasive genetic diagnostics.

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