Genes gets passes from one generation to another. It is heartbreaking to have an abortion if the child is diagnosed with a life threatening genetic disorder. If the family has a clinical history of genetic disorders, it is necessary to take care that these don’t get passed on. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis or PGD is the solution for such problems where the gene causing embryos are probed and removed and therefore it is a chance for such couples to have healthy babies.
Genetic testing is recommended before going for PGD, the following are the reasons to opt for PGD:
Over more than 100 genetic diseases can be investigated in an embryo for PGD. The abnormality is detectable with molecular techniques using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of DNA from a single cell.
Risk involved in PGD are similar to that of IVF, which involve:
PGD is not the solution for infertility but for the women who want to avoid having a child with genetic disease. So as the other fertility treatments, its success rates are also dependent on women’s age and if there are other infertility issues. There are other problems also due to which embryos are unsuitable for transfer:
In 2010 (the year for which the most recent data is available) 311 women received 383 cycles of PGD. This resulted in 121 live births (live birth rate of 31.6% per cycle started).
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