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They develop an AI capable of choosing the best embryos for in vitro fertilization

This condition is said to be a global health problem, for this reason various mechanisms have been created to help couples who want to start treatment and Provide a solution to what may be a will or family ideology. Researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine University Infosalus says, they have been in charge of developing an algorithm through artificial intelligence (AI) that helps in the selection of embryos for in vitro fertilization, with an accuracy of 70 percent.

What the algorithm does is determine whether the in vitro fertilized embryo has a normal or abnormal number of chromosomes, a condition called aneuploidy, and can be very dangerous because it means that the fetus is derived In vitro fertilization (IVF) does not lead to implantation or a healthy pregnancy.

Currently, there are mechanisms to detect aneuploidy but these require samples such as biopsies of cells from the embryo and genetic testing, An Approach That Adds Cost to the IVF Process And it’s aggressive to the fetus, indicates Weill Cornell Medicine.

Meanwhile, STORK-A, as stated and described in an article in Lancet Digital Health, predicts aneuploidy without the disadvantages of biopsy. it works by Analyzes and incorporates microscopic images of the fetus Information on maternal age and IVF clinic score on embryo appearance.

This process is done through microscopic images of embryos taken five days after fertilization, the algorithm automatically “learns” to correlate certain Data features, often very subtle Experts say that for the human eye, with the possibility of aneuploidy.

“Our hope is that eventually we can predict aneuploidy in a completely non-invasive way using artificial intelligence and computer vision techniques,” said the study’s lead author. Dr. Iman Hajirasouliha, Computational Genomics and Associate Professor of Physiology and Biophysics. in Weill Cornell Medicine and a Fellow of the England Institute of Precision Medicine.

Notably, this new algorithm is an improvement on STORK created in 2019, “It is another great example of how AI can potentially transform medicine. algorithm turns thousands of embryo images into AI models, They may eventually be used to help improve the effectiveness of IVF. and further democratize access by reducing costs,” said co-author Dr. Olivier Alimento, director of the Institute of Precision Medicine England and professor of physiology and biophysics and computational genomics in computational biomedicine at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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