New ‘embryo energy’ test could boost IVF success

A NEW test which could boost IVF success rates by up to 80 per cent has been hailed by experts at a major international conference.

Scientists at Oxford University have discovered that high levels of energy-producing cells in the embryo, known as mitochondria, prevent the embryo from implanting and producing a baby.

Fertility expert Professor Dagan Wells, one of the authors of the study published in the journal PLOS genetics, said the test could help couples undertaking fertility treatment, as the majority of embryos created through IVF “have no chance at all” of resulting in a successful pregnancy.

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