The 30,000 women a year who undergo IVF [in vitro fertilization] may in the next few years be able to use a new blood test to tell them how likely they are to get pregnant, a conference heard today.
Scientists disclosed that they have discovered genetic markers in the blood which provide a fertility "fingerprint". Although the research is still at an early stage, it could lead to women who are having fertility treatment being able to take a simple test that would help them decide whether or not it was worth undertaking treatment, which is expensive and both physically and emotionally demanding.
Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/jul/01/ivf-fertility-treatment-pregnancy
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