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Artificial intelligence is gaining new ground in nearly every corner of the clinic — including, increasingly, in vitro fertilization.

IVF has helped millions of families conceive. But it’s also expensive, often emotionally and physically grueling, and requires many patients to go through numerous rounds to get pregnant. Researchers are looking to see if AI can more precisely pick the most viable embryo to implant — and in turn, improve success rates, reduce the risk of pregnancy loss, and bring IVF costs down.


“There is room for AI to push the science and go beyond what is already known,” said Hadi Shafiee, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who studies clinical applications of AI.

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