Chalfont, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 08/31/2015 -- Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists, routinely recognized as one of the leading fertility clinics in the Philadelphia area, regularly shares information with their patients to better educate them on fertility science and developments in the field. Recently, the clinic shared a Medical Daily article, which reported on a study that details promising developments in the field of genetic research for infertility treatment.
The August 10, 2015, article entitled, "Genetics May Be Underlying Cause of Infertility; New Technology Identifies Genetic Diseases," and written by Stephanie Castillo, reported on a study by Priti Singh and Dr. John C. Schimenti that appeared in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. According to the authors, infertility (which affects about 15% of couples who are of childbearing age) has a genetic basis in nearly one half of all cases.
However, the specific gene mutations that may cause infertility are as yet unknown, since the traditional methods used to study inheritance do not translate well to studying reproductive processes due to the complexity thereof. Singh and Dr. Schimenti have developed their own strategy to identify gene mutations that may cause infertility. Future research using their method may lead to gene identifications that in turn lead to greater success rates for infertility treatment.
These future developments may lead to more precise diagnosis of fertility issues in patients at Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists. The clinic already has an IVF success rate in Philadelphia that is well above the national average for women under 35, with a 74% rate of live birth after infertility treatment.
The clinic is also known for warm, attentive and caring treatment for each individual patient, and Dr. Annette Lee earned a 2014 Top Doctors Award for Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility from Castle Connolly. To learn more, visit http://www.prsfertility.com.
About Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists
Dr. Annette Lee, M.D., the physician at Pennsylvania Reproductive Specialists, is double board-certified in OB/GYN and Reproductive Endocrinology. After over a decade perfecting her clinical skills in some of the largest and most successful IVF centers in the US, she established PRS in 2009 with the goal of offering the same cutting edge care in a very patient-friendly environment. Vitals.com awarded Dr. Lee the "Patient's Choice" award in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 based on exemplary patient reviews and rating. Dr. Lee was named by Castle Connolly as a "Top Regional Doctor" in 2014 and also named as one of Vitals.com's Top 10 Reproductive Endocrinologists.
For more information, call 215-822-8400 or visit http://www.prsfertility.com.