Scientists at UZ Leuven have developed a test to detect congenital genetic diseases in embryos produced by in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), the results of which are obtained faster than with conventional PGD.
This new test “quickly detects genetic anomalies including more complex disorders which conventional tests are incapable of detecting”, and “screens for chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome”. Scientists advocate the reliability of the test and the shorter waiting time for results.
Louvain University Hospital has been using this test since January. It was also awarded “the prize for the most promising research project during the last annual congress held by the American Human Genetics Society”.
Le Vif (29/05/2015)