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Genetic Disease Healed Using Genome Editing

Parents of newborns may be familiar with the metabolic disorder phenylketonuria—in Switzerland, all newborn babies are screened for this genetic disease. Children found to have phenylketonuria need a special diet so that the amino acid phenylalanine does not accumulate in the body. Excess phenylalanine delays mental and motor development. If left untreated, the children may suffer massive mental disability

Why Single Embryo Transfer During IVF Sometimes Results in Twins or Triplets

It has been known for some time that it is better to transfer a single embryo to a woman's womb during assisted reproduction treatment (ART) rather than several embryos in order to avoid multiple pregnancies and the risks associated with it such as fetal deaths, miscarriage, premature delivery, and low birthweight. However, even when single embryo transfer (SET) is performed, some women still become pregnant with twins or even triplets