Today I'm here to talk about a new technique, Pre-plantation Genetic Diagnosis, PGD, with comprehensive chromosomal screening. With this technique, we can test day-five and six embryos to see if they are chromosomally normal. It is important that they are chromosomally normal because most likely a chromosomally abnormal embryo will not make a baby. Therefore, when we test these embryos, we want to see that the embryos are either 46,XX—a normal girl, or 46,XY—a normal boy.
PGD with comprehensive chromosomal screening is a new technique that is being researched extensively. It is our hope that this will enable couples to have higher pregnancy rates with in-vitro fertilization, while lowing in multiple rates, lowering in miscarriage rates, and hopefully having healthier pregnancies. Thank you.