No. The ni-PGD, or Embrace, test is a method of non-invasive preimplantation genetic diagnosis that does not require any embryo biopsy, unlike standard preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
This method uses the culture medium that has surrounded the developing embryo during its 5 days of development and thefore contains traces of its DNA. The embryo itself is not manipulated.
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Marta Barranquero Gómez
Graduated in Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences by the University of Valencia (UV) and specialized in Assisted Reproduction by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH) in collaboration with Ginefiv and in Clinical Genetics by the University of Alcalá de Henares (UAH).