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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: an increasingly used technique

It is not a new technique, but it is increasingly improved. In fact, it is a commitment to the future for many professionals of assisted reproduction. For years, fertility doctors know that numerous genetic anomalies and chromosomic alterations cause many cases of implantation failures and recurrent miscarriages. Before having PGD, what we could do in those cases was to keep our fingers crossed, wait for embryos of IVF treatment to be adequate for transfer and wish a healthy baby. Nowadays, … Continue reading Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: an increasingly used technique

What is the future of assisted reproduction?

What is the future of assisted reproduction?

As we explained in our last post, industry experts such as David Sable assure us that the future of assisted reproduction lies in discovering as much information as possible about embryos to prevent the transmission of disease and ensure the birth of healthy children. The human genome project represents an important breakthrough for assisted reproduction as it has led to the development of a technique that allows embryos to be diagnosed before implantation in the womb. What is preimplantation genetic … Continue reading What is the future of assisted reproduction?

Sperm analysis

Sperm analysis Sperm analysis is the most comprehensive test available to assess sperm quality. It can be used to ascertain the ejaculate volume, sperm count per millilitre, morphology, motility, vitality and the presence of binders. Sperm analysis can be used in conjunction with other more specific tests, such as motile sperm count or a sperm survival test. Sperm analysis enables certain pathologies to be diagnosed, such as: – Oligospermia: less than 15 million sperm in semen sample – Asthenospermia: less … Continue reading Sperm analysis