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Embryo imaging breakthrough increases IVF success

Friday, May 17, 2013
This undated file photo shows an in vitro fertilization treatment.

This undated file photo shows an in vitro fertilization treatment. (WLS Photo)

British scientists say women undergoing in vitro fertilization are three times more likely to have a baby if time lapsed imaging is used.

The infertility technique is being hailed as the biggest fertility breakthrough in 35 years.

It can be used to track a developing embryo.

Researchers at the care fertility group took thousands of photographs of embryos to pinpoint those least likely to carry chromosomal abnormalities.

Only those most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy were implanted.

The success rate with traditional in vitro is 42% for women under 35.

This new technique raises that to 61%.

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