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Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis

Published Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), used in combination with IVF, allows families with a history of a serious genetic disorder to have a child unaffected by the condition. This POSTnote covers the applications of PGD in the UK and how the technology is regulated.

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Author: Peter Border

Topics: Health education and preventive medicine, Health services, Research and innovation, Science

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