Tag Archives: Screening

Controversial DNA screening technique used for at least one pregnancy

By Michael Le Page DNA can be taken from IVF embryos and analysedPASCAL GOETGHELUCK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY A company called Genomic Prediction has confirmed that at least one woman is pregnant with embryos selected after analysing hundreds of thousands of DNA variants to assess the risk of disease. It is the first time this approach has… Read More »

High Content Screening and the Problem of Edge Effects Posted By : Sinead Murphy

High content screening, or HCS, refers to the process in the biotechnology sector that focuses on using images of cells in drug discovery. Drug discovery is a hugely important part of the pharmaceutical industry and the constant quest to reach new solutions to medical problems and the search for new drugs. Also known as cell… Read More »