The next generation DNA sequencing technique is a high throughput method, meaning it allows researchers to quickly conduct millions of genetic tests. With its scalability, and speed, next-generation sequencing enables researchers to study biological systems at a level never before possible.
The next generation DNA sequencing technique for screening embryos has proven to be an effective and reliable method of selecting the best embryo to transfer to in-vitro fertilization patients. Because the technique is less expensive, faster, and, most importantly, accurate, it has the potential to revolutionize pre-implantation genetic screening researchers believe.
DNA sequencing also enables us to explore other potential causes of IVF failure beyond changes in chromosome numbers. Genetic testing companies are testing whether an embryo’s particular mitochondrial genome, the discrete genetic sequence found in the energy-producing structures of cells, has an effect on the procedure’s success.