Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is one of the promising genetic and reproductive technologies that was developed during the mid 1980s in the United Kingdom, as an extension or alternative to prenatal diagnoses. With the technology opening up new avenues for genetic research, it offers hope to couples at a high risk of transmitting genetic disorders to their offspring, and also to those suffering from recurrent pregnancy loss and repetitive IVF failure.
This article was published in the August 2009 issue of the IVF NEWS.Direct! journal.
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