Image: From Byrne, et al. 2007.
Nature 450: 497-502
A new test that can detect if the eggs produced by a woman are defective may prove to be a boon for wannabe mothers who opt for in-vitro fertilisation (IVF). Till now, women would routinely subject themselves to a series of failed IVF attempts without realising they carried defective eggs, which would produce abnormal children.
Medical experts at Delhi’s Phoenix Hospital explain the procedure as follows: “A healthy egg contains a spindle, which holds the complete genetic package. Some eggs don’t contain it. A special imaging system called the spindle view, in use abroad since 2003 and now available in India, makes it easy to check that.”
Full story: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/HealthSci/Test_boosts_chances_of_IVF_success/articleshow/3508106.cms
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