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Genea pioneered genetic screening of embryos in 1995 when the first chromosome tests were developed and led the way in developing the technique through the expansion to single gene testing three years later. Our Scientists are constantly innovating and looking for new and better ways to screen genes and help couples achieve their dreams of a baby. Many clinics have followed our lead and modeled their tests on ours.
We offer world leading preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), with the ability to screen for any of the more than 2,000 gene disorders which have been identified. To date we've developed screening for approximately 200 disorders and we’ve built specific tests for each one, including some very rare disorders.
Genea was the first clinic in the world to successfully introduce Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for Day 5 embryos in 1999, achieving the first baby ever born using this technique. And in 2010, we were the first Australian clinic to offer a new type of screening which allowed a full chromosome count for the first time. This meant more random chromosome abnormalities - one of the main causes of failed IVF cycles and of repeated miscarriages in both fertility patients and women who conceive naturally - could be detected.
Genea is one of the very few centres in Australia with the vital combination of IVF and genetics facilities to perform these sophisticated genetic screening tests successfully. We also dedicate approximately 10 per cent of our revenues each year to researching and developing new testing techniques and methods.
We've outlined below our PGD success rates.
**All total chromosome analysis tested embryos are captured in the frozen transfer rate
Genea lead the way in investigating and developing PGD in Australia and our expertise and techniques are amongst the best in the world. They first launched chromosome testing of embryos in 1995 and expanded that treatment to offering single gene testing in 1998. Our techniques have developed and expanded since we first conducted genetic testing and many clinics have followed our lead and modelled their tests on ours. In Australia in 2012, Genea was responsible for almost 50 per cent of the babies born using this technology.
Genea was the first clinic in the world to successfully introduce Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) for Day 5 embryos in 1999, achieving the first baby ever born using this technique. A review of information from the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Database (ANZARD) from 2004 to 2008 showed blastocyst biopsy for PGD improves both implantation and live birth rates when compared to biopsy at Day 3. The review showed clinical pregnancy rates from Day 5/6 biopsies were nearly double at 29 per cent compared to 17 per cent for Day 3 biopsies with 23 per cent of couples undertaking Day 5 biopsy on their embryo delivering a baby compared to 13 per cent of couples whose embryo was biopsied at Day 3.
More than 2,000 single gene disorders have been identified and we are capable of building a test for nearly any one of them. To date, we’ve been asked to test for approximately 230 disorders and we’ve developed customised specific tests for each one, including some very rare disorders.
In 2012, an Australian IVF clinic stated that the holy grail for IVF technology would be the ability to test every one of the 23 chromosome pairs in the embryo before implantation. At Genea we have been doing just that since November 2009.
Genea was one of the first clinics in the world to adopt the technique of microarray Comparative Genome Hybridization (CGH) or microarray CGH, we’ve offered it to our patients since 2009. While standard chromosome tests can only detect some of these conditions, the CGH test can identify very small changes in all 23 chromosome pairs that standard tests are not able to detect. Genea is now able to offer an alternative to CGH - Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) - which is a newer technology based on genome sequencing, and is capable of determining chromosome balance using more information at the genome level than ever before.
Genea is one of the very few centres in Australia with the vital combination of world class IVF and genetics facilities to perform these sophisticated tests successfully.
Please do not hesitate to contact one of Genea's PGD scientists on 1300 652 687 should you have any questions.
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All Genea's Fertility Specialists have undertaken specialist study and training to understand the different factors which might be impacting your fertility. They'll take the time to diagnose your condition, provide you with a range of options and work with you to devise the best treatment plan - just for you.