Speakers will focus on subjects such as advances in stimulation protocols, laboratory procedures, preimplantation genetic screening
, and stem cell research.
These vary and include extended culture to blastocyst stage, standard morphologic evaluation as well as morphokinetic assessment of embryonic development via time-lapse imaging, and more recently the reintroduction of pre-implantation genetic testing for aneuploidy (PGT-A), formerly known as preimplantation genetic screening
Preimplantation genetic screening
: a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs.
- Women with Genetic Issues: In some cases, women are susceptible to hereditary disorders; the Preimplantation Genetic Screening
(PGS) gives a fair idea if the IVF embryos have any kind of chromosomal abnormalities.
The acquisition of CombiMatrix complements Invitae's recent acquisition of another reproductive genetics company, Good Start Genetics, to establish a menu with the breadth and depth needed to provide comprehensive support for women, their partners and clinicians to use genetic information when considering their reproductive health options, from carrier screening to preimplantation genetic screening
and diagnosis to newborn diagnostics.
- Researchers from Good Start Genetics, now part of San Francisco, California-based genetic information company Invitae (NYSE: NVTA), are presenting validation data at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine 2017 Scientific Congress and Expo for a novel, NGS-based preimplantation genetic screening
technology that accurately identifies certain chromosomal abnormalities potentially missed on other PGS platforms, the company said.
Abbreviations ART - assisted reproductive technology IVF - in vitro fertilization PGD - preimplantation genetic diagnosis PGS - preimplantation genetic screening
FISH - fluorescent in situ hybridization DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid PCR - polymerase chain reaction CGH - comparative genomic hybridization TE - trophectoderm WGA - whole genome amplification ICSI - intracytoplasmic sperm injection ICM - inner cell mass ESHRE PGD Consortium - European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Consortium In in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures, since the birth of Louise Brown in 1978, more than 5,4 million children have been born, and nearly 600.000 ART cycles are performed each year only in Europe .
After controlling for hormone levels, number of embryos transferred, diagnosis, age, and preimplantation genetic screening
utilization, the investigators found that the difference was largely attributable to an effect in older women; the ongoing pregnancy rate was significantly higher in freeze-all cycles, compared with fresh cycles, among patients over age 35 years (46% vs.
Preimplantation genetic screening
and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGS/PGD) are genetic tests performed in eight-celled embryos before implantation during in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the detection of genetic abnormalities and sex.
Application of next-generation sequencing technology for comprehensive aneuploidy screening of blastocysts in clinical preimplantation genetic screening
If both partners test positive in a CGT with the same gene mutation, the recommendation is to undertake an IVF procedure and eliminate a genetically effected embryo through preimplantation genetic screening