Tip #21: Preimplation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Did you know that we are now able to test embryos for genetic diseases?

Couples who are carriers of serious diseases (e.g. Cystic Fibrosis, Huntington’s disease, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy) can choose to undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) so that they are able to screen their embryos for disease. Then, unaffected embryos only are transferred into the uterus for pregnancy.