11/22/2005 - After enduring six miscarriages and undergoing six artificial inseminations and two in vitro fertilizations, Kelly Santos, at the age of 35, was dealt the final blow.
''My doctor told me that I would never have a biological child,'' said Ms. Santos, who lives in Gillette, N.J. The diagnosis was a chromosomal translocation, a mix-up in the arrangement of a few genetic pieces that leads to a high proportion of abnormal embryos and a 90 percent rate of miscarriage.
Read the rest of the article on The New York Times' site--Screening for Abnormal Embryos Offers Couples Hope After Heartbreak.
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