Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis has been in existence for over 10 years, but only in the last three or four years has it become an increasingly sought-after means to evaluate human embryos in vitro. PGD is designed to evaluate either the genetic or chromosomal status of early stage embryos in vitro. Indications for PGD include recurrent pregnancy loss, known heritable disorders (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Cystic Fibrosis, Tay Sachs Disease, Sickle Cell Disorder, X-linked disorders...), advanced maternal age, prior birth of a child with Down syndrome, determination of the sex of each embryo

Last modified: Aug 20, 2013
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