Archive for the ‘Preimplantation Genetic Screening’ Category


PGS versus PGD

by | October 3rd, 2017

TFC is here to explain the different types of genetic testing Genetic testing has given us an incredible gift – the power to prevent the transfer of inheritable genetic diseases to our children. It also lessens a woman’s risk of miscarriage, as it significantly increases the likelihood that fertility specialists will transfer genetically normal embryos  

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Advancing Technologies to Improve IVF

by | November 17th, 2015

TFC Delivers Insights on PGS and Next Generation IVF As a researcher, scientist and clinician, Dr. Kaylen Silverberg makes statistical calculations every day. His number crunching focuses on improving outcomes for the 1 in 8 couples facing infertility in the U.S. At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) annual meeting in Baltimore, Dr. Silverberg was  

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Texas Fertility Center welcomes new IVF lab Scientific Director Tex VerMilyea

by | September 1st, 2015

We traveled 7,305 miles to Auckland, New Zealand to bring home a High Complexity Clinical Laboratory Director named Tex. Matthew (Tex) VerMilyea, PhD, HCLD/CC (ABB) has joined Texas Fertility Center as its scientific director. In his new post, VerMilyea will oversee all IVF lab procedures as he continues his research efforts into the emerging technologies  

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TFC has a new perspective on genetic testing

Anthony Propst, MD

by | June 23rd, 2015

Broader is better. If you visit St. Louis this summer, don’t miss Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code at the St. Louis Science Center. It took 13 years and $3 billion to complete the Human Genome Project that maps out DNA—that familiar double helix that holds the blueprint for your health, personality traits and appearance. A genetic  

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Dr. Anthony Propst Shares Insights on Genetic Advances in Reproductive Medicine

by | March 13th, 2014

Dr. Antony Propst, director of TFC Round Rock, spoke  to medical students, residents and doctors about advances in genetic testing, and applications for infertility, recurrent miscarriage and disease management. He presented the educational session for medical professionals at St. David’s Medical Center Grand Rounds on Tuesday, March 11. Proactive PGD: Discovering Potential Problems Prior to  

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Searching for a Single Gene with PGD

by | February 20th, 2014

Finding out you are pregnant will bring you great joy. But what if you find out, while you are pregnant, that your baby has a devastating, life-threatening genetic disease? At Texas Fertility Center, we can offer future parents peace of mind through a simple blood (or saliva) test or embryo biopsy prior to IVF. An  

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Preimplantation Genetic Screening and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: What is it?

Kaylen Silverberg, M.D.

by | May 25th, 2012

For some patients, the need to transfer genetically normal embryos is paramount. To help achieve this, preimplantation genetic screening (PGS), also known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), is an option to test embryos prior to transfer. Who needs PGS/PGD? PGS/PGD is not necessary or even recommended for all couples. However, in some cases, it is  

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