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How to Grade Embryo Quality Through PGD Technology

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Embryo quality is one of the key factors in the success of an IVF cycle. In order to maximize the rate of IVF success, the Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) specialists at New Hope Fertility NYC only select and transfer the highest quality embryos developing in vitro. Determining quality requires embryo grading - a process of evaluating and assigning a grade to embryos. 

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Topics: PGD

The Ethical Issues of PGD And PGS

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Although genetic testing of embryos has been done for years, the growing popularity of the process has raised ethical questions. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) in conjunction with In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) provides a method for identifying embryos with genetic diseases. Ethicists question if people should be able to decide which embryos survive and are implanted. Additionally, ethicists question which diseases should be eligible for identification via PGD. Understanding both sides of the argument may help you make the right decision for your family.

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How PGD Prevents Sickle Cell Anemia

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Individuals who have or are carriers of genetic disease often think long and hard about starting a family. Not because they’re unsure if or when the time will be right, but because they are concerned about passing their genetic disease down to their children. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) directly addresses this concern and gives doctors the tools they need to identify healthy embryos. The use of PGD and sickle cell anemia carriers has proven to be a successful means of having a healthy baby. 

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What is PGD/PGS and what is the difference?

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center


who needs pgd/pgs/ngs and what are the applications?

Following my last video, today I would like to discuss what is PGS (preimplantation genetic screening) and what is PGD (preimplantation genetic diagnosis) and what are the applications and who needs it.

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Topics: PGD, Mini-IVF, IVF, genetic screening, pgs, miscarriage, ngs

How PGD is Removing Likelihood of Disease in IVF Babies

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis allows couples and their fertility care teams to evaluate the health of embryos.  This is particularly important for couples who know they are likely to have children with a genetic disease.  By performing diagnostic testing, couples are able to select embryos for implantation that are free from genetic defects.  

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Topics: PGD, New Hope Fertility, Fertility Centers

National Trisomy Awareness - How Genetic Testing Can Help Prevent Trisomy

Posted by New Hope Fertility Center

March is National Trisomy Awareness Month.  Trisomy is the name for a number of genetic disorders that are caused by an additional chromosome.  Normally, humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes.  However, sometimes defects occur during the embryo’s development and a third chromosome is produced.   Genetic testing to prevent trisomy is possible and can save couples heartache.

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Topics: PGD, genetic screening, getting pregnant

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