IVF failure linked to genetic pattern in the womb


Blausen_0583_InVitroFertilization IVF failure linked to genetic profile of the womb. Credit: Wikimedia commons

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures have often been the answer to the prayers of many couples.  In IVF, the egg from the female and the sperm from the male is fertilized in the laboratory (in vitro) and after growing this fertilized embryo for a short period, it is implanted into the womb of the female.

Even though IVF is routinely and widely carried out, there are high chances of failure even with good quality embryos. Therefore, fertility experts have been studying the role of various factors in IVF failure.

Experts from the University of Southhampton and Netherlands in their recently published study in Scientific Reports  claim that they have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that could predict whether or not IVF treatment is likely to be successful.

Study co-lead Professor Nick Macklon, chair in…

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