Tag Archives: PGD

PGD ( Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis)

The right not to know and preimplantation genetic diagnosis for Huntington’s disease — Journal of Medical Ethics

PGD Biopsy Embryo Infertility Genetics IVF

Huntington’s Disease is a debilitating fatal autosomal dominant disease that has its onset in mid-life after childbearing is usually complete. Thus, some people do not want to know if they carry the gene because they then know their medical fate. The Genetics & IVF Institute developed a non-disclosing PGD method to prevent these couples from […]

RBM Online – Real-time PCR method for rapid sexing of human preimplantation embryos

PGD Genetics Biopsy IVF Infertility

In this blinded prospective study, the authors showed that rapid and reliable real-time PCR-based gender identification of preimplantation human embryos using a single blastomere can be performed within about 4 h after biopsy. We often want more information than this study determined but there are situations where this technique would be useful. The most obvious […]

PGD with Array-CGH Pregnancies

PGD Genetics Biopsy IVF Infertility

Our center participated to produce the results of this research presentation. The data were presented by Dr Munne at the Pacific Coast Reproductive Society on Friday April 16, 2010. The data suggests that array-CGH provided results of all 24 chromosomes with no greater error rate than the current technique called FISH. The success and implantation […]