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Embryo-Screening Project May Reduce IVF Miscarriages

February 17, 2017

(The Japan Times) – The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology has announced the launch of clinical research aimed at preventing miscarriages by genetically screening eggs that are fertilized in vitro before implanted in the womb. Preimplantation genetic screening of embryos is aimed at detecting potential abnormalities in chromosomes. The group intends to examine whether selecting for lack of abnormalities can lower the miscarriage rate.

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