What other methods are currently available that can pick up DNA mutations?

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Answer from: Douglas Lester, PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons)

Geneticist, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer Fertility Genomics
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There are only two other methods, and they’ve been around a lot longer than Next Generation DNA Sequencing. They are Karyotyping and the Sperm Fragmentation Assays.

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What genetic tests pick up DNA mutations?

Genetic testing looks for mutations or variants in your DNA. Such testing is useful in many areas of medicine and is often used in reproductive medicine. If you are planning to start or expand your family, but are aware of genetic disorders running in your families, perhaps it is a good idea to have your and your partner’s DNA tested in order to get a diagnosis for a specific genetic condition. There are many types of tests. What tests can be most useful?

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