No. When a cell is removed (biopsied) from an embryo, cells are at the unspecialised state of growth and biopsied embryos will continue to develop into pregnancies and healthy babies.
Testing is performed by extracting and analysing a single or a few cells from the embryo. In doing so Genesis IVF can identify embryos that are healthy to be transferred, increasing pregnancy success rates.
Yes, in some ways, this technique may also be useful in the treatment of those couples whom have had recurrent pregnancy loss or recurrent implantation failures.
PGT offers couples with certain genetic disorders the chance to have a normal child.
Pre-implantation Genetic Testing (PGT) is a reproductive technology used with an In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) cycle. It analyses the genetic profile of embryos before their transfer into the womb.