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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is available for patients who have an inheritable disease in their family and want to avoid passing it on to their child. During an IVF cycle before the transfer occurs, cells from the embryos are screened for genetic diseases and chromosomal abnormalities. PGD can screen for more than 100 different genetic conditions. Below are some examples of the types of diseases PGD can screen for.

  • Becker Muscular Dystrophy
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Tay-Sachs Disease
  • Wolmann Disease

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