The main candidates for PGD treatment are couples with a inherited genetic defect that could be passed onto their children. However, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis is increasingly being used to test for chromosomal irregularities caused by issues such as maternal age and repeated miscarriage.
There is an ever increasing list of conditions which Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis can detect. Some of the most common are as follows:
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Barth Syndrome 302060
Breast Cancer Susceptibility
Central Core Disease of Muscle
Polycystic kidney disease
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Treacher Collins Syndrome
With over a hundred approved testable conditions, Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis can give real hope to hundreds, if not thousands of couples who are concerned about genetic or chromosomal defects. It may not be politically correct to say, but no parent wants their baby to be born with a serious medical condition. PGD can help prevent at least some of these cases from happening.
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