Archive for February 23rd, 2012

IVF Frontier: Preventing the Inheritance of Mitochondrial Diseases

February 23, 2012Carole No Comments »

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of IVF embryos has moved into the mainstream of reproductive medicine. Genetic testing of IVF embryos for known genetic diseases allows the clinician to identify, before implantation, those embryos that carry the genetic mutation for disease. Using this information, patients can choose to have transferred only embryos without the disease gene. […]

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