Ethics and good practice: Let the truth be told

medico_paciente1Assisted Human Reproduction is undoubtedly an area with ethical and moral implications. There are common issues that arise with the generation of new embryos when a couple undergoes ART and with transfers of previously frozen embryos. Some of the most frequent issues are: embryo manipulation and genetic diagnosis; the use of donor gametes and the possible coexistence of their legal children with the biological ones in the future; the option of discarding embryos by parents for no other purpose when they don’t wish to donate them to other couples with reproductive problems or for research purposes; the age of women accessing ART, along with a long list of legal, ethical and moral issues pertinent to each assisted reproduction centre. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

2 responses so far

Genetic Health of the Embryo: Science Applied to Life

Instituto-Bernabeu-lowThis is not science fiction, it’s reality. It is reproductive medicine and advanced genetics together to achieve healthy children who are free of diseases. Before, medicine focused on a person’s health. Now thanks to genetics and scientific research we are able to go one step further and take care of the embryo. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

No responses yet

Genetic incompatibility between the couple, does it exist?

Sep 29 2014 Published by under Fertility, Genetics, News

01It is estimated that about 20% of reproductive problems are genetic or chromosomal type. That is why today genetic testing is an essential part of the fertility study in couples who come to our clinic looking for descendants.

For the diagnosis of fertility problems there is a set of genetic studies very useful in the assistance of couples with reproductive desire. Tests such as the karyotype in both partners, microdeletion of the Y chromosome in the male or the molecular study of fragile X syndrome in women are usually required tests to determine a possible genetic basis of fertility problems in couples. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

No responses yet

Genetic approach to embryo implantation failure and repeated miscarriage

Couples that don’t achieve pregnancy after in vitro fertilization treatments and those who lose their pregnancy in early stages require a multidisciplinary approach in order to diagnose and treat their reproductive problem.

 01.3-1-20_2

From a genetic point of view, these patients are more likely to produce embryos with chromosomal abnormalities. To improve these couples’ pregnancy rates, the preimplantational genetic diagnosis (PGD) can be applied. In these cases, the goal is to select the embryos with the highest capacity of resulting in an ongoing pregnancy thanks to the fact that the PGD allows us to identify the number of chromosomes in the embryo. Only embryos with the correct number of chromosomes can lead to a healthy child, others will arrest in their development or will lead to a miscarriage. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

No responses yet

Array-CGH: Discovering the miracles of the embryo. Comprehensive Chromosome Screening (CCS)

New technologies are making remarkable progress in the diagnosis of fertility. The latest development that has been incorporated into the range of diagnostic techniques is called array-CGH.

This new genetic test allows us to analyze our cells’ DNA to limits that years ago we would have considered pure science fiction.

The human genome is made up of 46 chromosomes: 23 from the father and 23 from the mother. All of our organism’s genetic information is stored in these chromosomes. The excess or defect of any chromosome region may be responsible for certain diseases or fertility problems, such as implantation failure or recurrent miscarriages. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

One response so far

Indications of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a new technique used in Reproductive Medicine and is one of the main sources of innovation and research. PGD allows embryos to be selected from assisted reproduction cycles and tested for certain genetic or chromosomal abnormalitybefore being transferred to the womb.

Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

2 responses so far

IB implantation failure and repeated miscarriage unit

No responses yet

Cystic Fibrosis and fertility

Cystic fibrosis is a chronic and progressive disease that appears in early childhood and affects many organs in the body, (such as the lungs, intestines, pancreas, liver…). The disease causes thick mucus production, which leads to blockages and infections.

Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

No responses yet

Marfan Syndrome and PGD (embryo genetic diagnosis)

Aug 12 2011 Published by under Genetics, News

No responses yet

The karyotype

All our genetic information is encoded in DNA. DNA is found in the nucleus of every cell of our body as part of the structures called chromosomes. The analysis of these chromosomes is called a karyotype. Continue Reading »

Would you like to book an appointment?

Garantizamos tu embarazo

 

Find out more about our services

2 responses so far