Embryo imaging breakthrough increases IVF success

This undated file photo shows an in vitro fertilization treatment.

May 17, 2013 1:48:35 PM PDT
British scientists say women undergoing in vitro fertilization are three times more likely to have a baby if time lapsed imaging is used.

The infertility technique is being hailed as the biggest fertility breakthrough in 35 years.

It can be used to track a developing embryo.

Researchers at the care fertility group took thousands of photographs of embryos to pinpoint those least likely to carry chromosomal abnormalities.

Only those most likely to result in a healthy pregnancy were implanted.

The success rate with traditional in vitro is 42% for women under 35.

This new technique raises that to 61%.