Just read this really interesting article online about a new procedure called Array Comparative Genomic Hybridisation (Array CGH) that has been developed by british researchers at CARE fertility in Nottingham.
It seems that the procedure involves selecting the most viable eggs for use in the fertility treatment, and screening out eggs with genetic defects ,that would cause them to fail.
It is hoped that the new IVF procedure will help thousands of infertile couples to start a family.
It is hoped it will be particularly useful for older mothers where the risk of genetic defects in the eggs is higher and for those with a history of recurrent failed IVF attempts or recurrent miscarriage.
The test has also been licensed for use in younger patients.