Comprehensive embryo analysis of advanced maternal age-related aneuploidies and mosaicism by short comparative genomic hybridization

Unitat de Biologia Cellular i Genètica Mèdica, Facultat de Medicina, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Bellaterra, Spain.
Fertility and sterility (Impact Factor: 4.59). 01/2011; 95(1):413-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2010.07.1051
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The short comparative genomic hybridization (short-CGH) method was used to perform a comprehensive cytogenetic study of isolated blastomeres from advanced maternal age embryos, discarded after fluorescent in situ hybridization (FISH) preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), detecting aneuploidies (38.5% of which corresponded to chromosomes not screened by 9-chromosome FISH), structural aberrations (31.8%), and mosaicism (77.3%). The short-CGH method was subsequently applied in one PGS, achieving a twin pregnancy.

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