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Going Through PGS and Ending up Without an Embryo to Transfer

Many IVF centers routinely use pre-implantation genetic screening (PGS) to “select the best embryos and improve pregnancy rates.” However, PGS is inaccurate at best, and has a big downside: Embryos with the potential to develop into healthy babies end up getting discarded as abnormal. “We give embryos a chance to prove themselves” and avoid PGS, particularly in women with diminished ovarian reserve, says Dr. Barad of The Center for Human Reproduction.