Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) focuses on single gene malady or mutation. It also analyses the small piece of embryos to classify genetic alterations, during the IVF cycle.
Most common examples of monogenic disorders include:
- Cystic fibrosis
- Huntington disease
- Fragile X syndrome
- Duchene muscular dystrophy (DMD)
- Spinal muscular dystrophies (SMA)
PGD helps couples with increased risk for a genetic disease to conceive a healthy pregnancy.
MAGS recommends PGD in case:
- The patient has been through a number of abortions because of the baby’s genetic condition
- The patient already has a child with a severe genetic condition
- The patient has a family history of grim genetic conditions
- The patient has a history of breast or ovarian cancer