BONUS 129: Mosaicism 101

BONUS 129: Mosaicism 101

Today’s Guest:

Today’s bonus episode guest is Dr. Mike Large, director of genomic laboratories at CooperGenomics, which provides PGS and other reproductive genetic testing.

Episode Sponsor:

Fertility Centers of Illinois

Dr. Large and Heather discuss everything you need to know about mosaicism: 

  • Tell me a little about yourself and your role at CooperGenomics.
  • What is PGS and what was it originally designed to detect?
  • What is mosaicism and how is it detected?
  • How common is mosaicism?
  • How accurate is mosaicism detection? What are the risks in relying on a single biopsy?
  • What is the difference between normal, abnormal, and mosaic embryos? Does mosaicism exist on a scale?
  • What is the prognosis of transferring a mosaic embryo vs. a normal one, and why? Is it even safe to transfer a mosaic embryo?
  • What is the latest research around mosaicism? What future research still needs to be conducted?
  • Do you know of any success stories involving mosaic embryos? If so, please tell us a bit about those cases.
  • What words of hope would you offer to someone who’s just received a report that either some or all of their embryos are mosaic?

Words of Hope:

We have some positive outcomes with mosaics. It comes down to your life story and what you're willing to go through. Click To Tweet

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