Today we are celebrating World DNA Day (April 26th).

DNA is in virtually every cell in your body-including the eggs and sperm that will share your unique genetic code to create your precious embryos. 

How does DNA relate to Fertility Treatment?

When a sperm fertilises an egg, the embryo should result in having 23 pairs of chromosomes, i.e., one from the egg and one from the sperm in each pair. 

If an embryo doesn’t have 46 chromosomes, or if the DNA within a chromosome is damaged, patients might find it more difficult to become pregnant or they could be at a higher risk of miscarriage.

At Beacon CARE Fertility, we can analyse your embryos’ DNA using our highly specialised Genetic Screening Test (PGT-A). 

Our vastly skilled embryologists perform an embryo biopsy like the one in this video, to take the few cells needed to test your embryos’ DNA. 

This test helps us to select the embryo most likely to result in a successful pregnancy. 

You can find out more about our Reproductive Genetics Testing, including testing for Inherited Disease (PGT-M) HERE.