What are Hereditary Conditions and Why Can PGD Help?

What are Hereditary Conditions and Why Can PGD Help?

15:55 3rd March 2017 | Inherited Genes

Hereditary Conditions Defective Genes Conception Metabolic Disorder Genetic Disorder Speech Difficulty Intellectual Disability Multiple Organ Damage Defective Gene Defective Enzymes High Cholesterol Levels Cardiovascular Disease Muscle Degeneration Sperm Production Miscarriage Still Births PGD IVF Embryos Hereditary Disease

EmbryosHereditary conditions are diseases or disorders that are inherited genetically, in other words, defective genes that are passed on from a parent (or parents) to a child through conception.

Two examples of hereditary diseases that you might have heard of include muscular dystrophy and Down syndrome. Here are a few examples of hereditary conditions with brief descriptions:

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Pre-implantation Genetic Screening

Pre-implantation Genetic Screening

09:39 17th April 2016 | Genetic Defects

PGS Assisted Reproduction Chromosomal Defects Embryo Stage Unborn Child CVS IVF/PGS Genetic Disease Sickle Cell Disorder Genetic Abnormality Defective Genes

Pre-implantation Genetic Screening (PGS) is arguably one of the most valuable developments in the assisted reproductive world. Essentially it is a means whereby chromosomal defects, which can cause a variety of diseases, can be detected at embryo stage. This is of particular value to couples who are at risk of passing on any of their genetic defects to their unborn child.

 

Before PGS, the only way to diagnose a defect was to perf...

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