What is PGD?by Dr. Priti Gupta Gynecologist
PGD is a method that enables couples with a specific inherited situation in their family to avoid passing it on to their children. Recommended Features
Review on What is PGD?PGD is used when one or both parents have a known genetic abnormality and diagnostic testing is done on an embryo to define if it has also inherited the abnormality. PGD includes the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART). Eggs are acquired and fertilized through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF). Once fertilized, the embryo develops for 2-3 days and then one or two cells are removed from each embryo. The genetic material (DNA or chromosomes) within each cell is then tested for the genetic or chromosomal abnormality.
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