“Fourteen of Halem’s 18 embryos were deemed ‘complex abnormal’ — what IVF doctors sometimes call ‘chaotic,’ with more than one abnormal chromosome. But four of the abnormals were ‘good-looking’ to Braverman’s eye. Three of the embryos, all male, were ‘monosomies’ (missing one chromosome); the fourth embryo, a female, had an extra bit of chromosome 17, making it a partial trisomy. Otherwise, they looked healthy, so Braverman suggested transferring a couple of them. ‘Why don’t you try this?’ he urged Halem.”
A New Last Chance: There Could Soon Be a Baby-Boom Among Women Who Thought They’d Hit an IVF Dead End.
Stephen S. Hall | The Cut | September 17, 2017 | 7,200 words