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| | Innovative In Vitro Fertilization Techniques Discussed and Demonstrated Video
Innovative In Vitro Fertilization Techniques Discussed and Demonstrated Video The Center for Reproductive Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, one of the nationâs leading infertility treatment centers, presented a live internet broadcast that covered the latest in vitro fertilization techniques, including preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
The webcast at 5 p.m. on November 1 demonstrated the latest IVF techniques and focus on PGD, which can identify embryos with genetic defects that cause conditions such as sickle-cell anemia, Tay-Sachs disease, and cystic fibrosis. Another PGD technique known as fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) is the testing method used for women who have a history of recurrent miscarriages and for advanced maternal-age patients, in which entire chromosomes are counted..