Monday, July 23, 2018

Model predicts chance of having normal embryo as women age

"Scientists say they have developed the most robust model yet to estimate how likely a woman is to have a chromosomally normal embryo for IVF depending on her age."

"The likelihood of aneuploidy – having the incorrect number of chromosomes – in an embryo, goes up with a mother's age. The model shows not only that the chance of getting a euploid embryo decreases with a woman's age, but that the odds worsen progressively year on year."

"However, Dr Esteves cautioned that other factors might also affect the likelihood of obtaining a normal embryo." - Quotes by Shaoni Bhattacharya for BioNews

Story via Shaoni Bhattacharya for BioNews