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Fertility Experts Urge UK to Adopt New DNA Screening for IVF Embryos

July 5, 2016

(The Guardian) – Intriguingly, scientists have recently found that many of these apparently healthy embryos have something in common: they have increased levels of the DNA that is found within mitochondria – the tiny energy-generating structures that sit inside cells. The discovery, scientists say, offers a new tool for genetically screening embryos with the technique, known as mitochondrial DNA quantification, recently made available in the US.

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