I read about CGH embryonic screening this week (here) and would like to know whether that type of embryo genetic screening is available (or under investigation) in South Africa at all?Thursday, March 26th, 2009
CGH ( cytogenetic comparative hybridization) is in its infancy worldwide and has only recently come to the fore. It is still very expensive due to the research phase that it is going through and has a while to go still before becoming commercially available. Due to the technical difficulties it will not be available everywhere in the world, but rather at larger dedicated centres with a dedicated genetics facility. The research is mainly being conducted in the U.K. and the U.S. and presently, and for a while still, will not be available locally.
- Week 32 answers kindly provided by Dr. Stephan Volschenk -