Fertility Clinics Scan for the Strongest Embryo

by jeeg 15. July 2014 18:48
  Annika Levitt initially resisted the fertility clinic’s suggestion that only one embryo — rather than the usual two or more — be transferred to her uterus because she was too small to risk carrying more than one baby. “You go through all that and you put only one b... [More]

DNA blood test can detect prenatal problems

by jeeg 4. March 2014 00:35
A large new study led by Boston researchers shows that a simple blood test is more accurate than the standard methods to screen for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome in a fetus, paving the way for a new generation of prenatal genetic tests to be offered to all pregnant women. The re... [More]

Is genetic testing humans playing God?

by jeeg 24. February 2014 18:27
"It's a miracle," she told me. "We can now have a baby that won't have Huntington's disease. I thought I'd never be able to have any kids -- because of the disease." Her father had died from this disorder, which results from a gene mutation. She feared that she might have the mutation, too. But sh... [More]
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