The Transfer of Chromosomally ‘Abnormal’ Embryos Can Still Result in Pregnancy in IVF

July 6, 2017

(Medical Xpress) – This pattern of embryonic mosaicism, which is characterised by the presence of two or more genetically distinct cell lineages, typically one with a chromosome abnormality and the other with a normal chromosome composition, has become a controversial topic in recent months, with debate over their potential viability. In the light of this latest study, which was performed by the GENOMA group and European Hospital IVF Center in Rome, Dr Francesco Fiorentino from the Molecular Genetics Laboratory of GENOMA, who will present today’s study, said that its results “confirm that mosaic embryos can develop into healthy euploid [chromosomally healthy] newborns”.

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