Ep 16 Treatment Ad ons; chatting to Dr Lucy Richardson about PGT-A and PGT-M (genetic testing)
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This Podcast was recorded prior to the new HFEA treatment ad ons revised ratings released early October. A list of treatment add ons with limited clinical evidence are listed here;
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Welcome back! We have a fascinating, clinical episode today and it's especially interesting for those exploring treatment and navigating treatment add ons, such as PGT-A (formally PGS) and PGT-M, previously known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
Our wonderful guest, Dr Lucy Richardson from at Herts and Essex Fertility Centre will help you understand all about PGT-A (formally PGS) and PGT-M, previously known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)
Dr Lucy Richardson
Lucy is the Laboratory Director at Herts and Essex Fertility Centre with a career in research and clinical Embryology which spans over twenty years. Lucy gained a First Class degree in Anatomy and Developmental Biology from University College London and was awarded her PhD from The University of Cambridge, where her research and discoveries into the origins of embryonic axis formation resulted in several scientific papers and award winning presentations at national and international conferences. Lucy started her Clinical Embryology career at a busy London unit before moving to a privately run group in Kent. She joined the Herts and Essex in 2013 and became their Laboratory Director in 2018. Lucy is passionate about helping to create families – she is also known affectionately as The Sperm Queen, a title she is extremely proud of!
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