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Hi-Tech Discovery Promises IVF Relief from Emotional Toll

August 26, 2016

(The Australian) – Australian researchers have achieved a breakthrough in worldwide efforts to improve the success of IVF during the first cycle, potentially saving millions of dollars while reducing the emotional toll on women. The research at the University of Adelaide has been successfully trialled using a hi-tech digital ­imaging technique usually reserved for detecting cancer cells and mathematical modelling. By showing differences in the viability of embryos, otherwise not seen by the human eye under a microscope, the best can be ­chosen for implantation to significantly boost pregnancy success from the first cycle.

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