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    How Artificial Intelligence Could Improve IVF

    Sometimes it pays to be picky. At an average of $10,000 a round and with just a 20-35 percent chance of achieving a live birth, IVF is still far from perfect — but some embryologists are hoping to train artificial intelligence, using photographic data, to assess which embryos have the best chance of success. Other new techniques, from measuring mitochondrial DNA levels to monitoring developmental milestones, are helping reduce the number of fertilization cycles needed, as well as the incidence of twin and triplet pregnancies, still a risk with IVF.

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