New Study Bolsters View That Mosaic Embryos from IVF Can Develop into Healthy Babies

July 17, 2017

(Genome Web) – However, for a small fraction of embryos, testing reveals they are a mosaic, meaning they have a mix of chromosomally normal and abnormal cells, with varying percentages. The field has debated for some time, and there is no consensus yet, whether such embryos should be considered for transfer if a woman has no euploid embryos available, as it might be her only chance to have a child, however, at a risk. New research by a team in Italy now shows that mosaic embryos can develop into healthy babies, and that the chance of this happening is correlated with the percentage of abnormal cells in the mosaics.

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