We have previously blogged about our ability to screen embryos before they implant for couples when one or both of them carry a genetic abnormality which could be transmitted to an offspring and potentially result in severe medical implications for the child at birth or in later life. This procedure itself is referred to as Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis or PGD. The actual test performed on the embryo has undergone many improvements with the most recent and most accurate being referred to as "Karyomapping".
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We are one of Canada’s largest fertility centres providing comprehensive care from diagnosis to advanced IVF treatment. With our advanced IVF lab, personal care teams, 70+ years of combined experience, and innovative programs that include specialized genetic testing, egg freezing, and prenatal NIPT testing, we provide you with an excellent chance of conceiving and having a successful pregnancy.
Times, they have changed. In the 1970s, our understanding of reproduction had advanced enough that we could start to help infertile couples conceive. Fertility clinics opened and test-tube babies became a reality. Back then, the math of fertility was simple: Egg + sperm + uterus = baby. Heterosexual couples would go to a fertility clinic and their eggs, sperm and uterus would be assessed. The fertility doctors would hopefully fix the couple’s...