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Preventing genetic disorders

School of Biosciences: Professor Darren Griffin, Professor Alan Handyside

Darren Griffin and Alan Handyside’s research has been used to develop new techniques that are being used in IVF clinics around the world. Applied to families where there is a high risk of genetic disorders, the process – known as ‘karyomapping’ – has helped to ensure births of unaffected children.

The impact of this research has also been extended beyond clinical applications. Adaptations are being translated for use in livestock breeding regimes, to improve meat yields and reduce environmental concerns.

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