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Study shows embryo biopsy is safe for children of singleton pregnancies

21 December 2009

The largest and longest running study of children born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening has shown that embryo biopsy does not adversely affect the health of babies born as the result of a subsequent singleton pregnancy. The Belgian research, which is published online in the January issue of Europe’s leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction, is the best answer to date to the question of whether removing a cell or two from an embryo to screen it for inherited conditions or genetic abnormalities can, in itself, put the subsequent foetus and baby at greater risk of other health problems.

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Published in Human Reproduction, January 2010 issue.

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