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Gender selection

D40518D2EDF24E4C7826F62E393BAC79605609B34CED6A1CB7pimgpsh thumbnail win distrHave you ever dreamed about a certain sex for your child? BioTexCom can make this dream come true. There are only two reliable ways to select the sex: sperm separation of the X (female) and Y (male) sperm, and IVF combined with PGD.
Sperm Sorting
The individual semen that fertilizes an individual egg is the sole determinant of the sex of the child. If the sperm carries an "X" chromosome, the result will be a woman. If it carries a chromosome "Y", the result will be a boy. The technique of flow cytometry is a sperm separation method based on the difference in the amount of genetic material in sperm. Sperm carrying an X chromosome have approximately 2.8% more DNA material than sperm carrying a Y chromosome. The flow cytometer uses special software to identify X and Y chromosome sperm based on their fluorescence signature. The sperm carrying the chromosome that will produce the desired gender are separated from the rest of the sample, resulting in an enriched sperm sample ready for use.

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)
Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is one of the methods used for Gender Selection. We perform gender selection by In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) with PGD, which means you go through an IVF cycle where embryos are generated. These embryos are then tested for several chromosomes, including X and Y for gender determination. Those embryos of the desired gender are then placed back into the uterus. Gender selection by PGD is the most accurate way to determine gender prior to implantation and for bringing, home a healthy baby after in vitro fertilization. PGD is used to genetically assess embryos prior to implantation. The genetic assessment is what makes PGD useful for Gender Selection. However, this technology is also used to screen for genetic anomalies, which makes PGD invaluable to couples who may be at risk of passing on certain genetic conditions. When gender selection is used to prevent a genetic disease, the process is called "medical gender selection". Sometimes it is important to determine the sex of an embryo baby because certain genetic abnormalities are linked to sex and mainly affects men.

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