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MOH: Green light for pilot IVF embryo-screening in Singapore
 

MOH: Green light for pilot IVF embryo-screening in Singapore

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With newer technologies and jurisdictions supporting pre-implantation genetic screening, the Health Ministry plans to review the ethics and effectiveness of PGS in the country.
 
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13 Nov 2016 - General
 
Several studies have shown that overall about 50% of human preimplantation embryos from IVF are chromosomally abnormal. According to scientific journals, IVF and PGS for aneuploidy (an abnormal number of chromosomes) has been used at some clinics in the United States since the mid 1990s. Down syndrome has an extra chromosome 21, referred to as trisomy 21. This should be detected by PGS. PGS does not test for a specific disease - such as for cystic fibrosis - that process is referred to as PGD (...
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