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    cycle), time consuming and a very emotional situation, many couples have a limited amount of opportunities to commit to the procedure and every step should be taken to maximize the chances of a successful healthy pregnancy. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, is a valuable tool for infertility treatment technology and can facilitate in successful IVF cycles. The IVF procedure involves removal of eggs from the female's ovaries using an ultrasound guided needle and fertilizing them in a

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    Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

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    Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis In the United States, an estimated 2.3 million couples are considered infertile [Wekesser, 1996]. This creates a large need for infertility specialists and clinics specializing in fertility treatments. With the quickly advancing field of rep roductive services and the quest for creating better, healthier babies, a new service called Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is being offered in conjunction with In vitro fertilization. PGD is a procedure that

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    the genes of a baby to make a “perfect” child. A procedure called pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD, has been used for years by doctors who wanted to reduce the chance of women carrying babies infected with life-threatening diseases. PGD was first used to improve the likelihood of a successful pregnancy for couples suffering with recurring miscarriages and parents who had the chance of passing on genetic diseases to their offspring. Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg, a reproductive endocrinologist,

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    chromosomes that combine in the mother during fertilization. The possibility and probability of a baby having any number of genetic diseases is also determined by genes and the embryo that is fertilized. In 1967, however, a study done by British scientists Robert Edwards and David Gardner paved the way for a life-altering scientific program now known as preimplantation genetic diagnosis, or PGD (Jha, 1). Edwards originally became interested in and began researching about couples with infertility problems

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    This future started in 1968 when Robert Edwards and Richard Gardner successfully identified the sex of a pre-embryo rabbit cell. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is a test that allows geneticists to see a full living person while others only see a microscopic organism consisting of a few dozen cells. With that knowledge, geneticists can eradicate genetic diseases, allow parents to choose a specific egg out of a dozen, or replace genes with traits that the parents prefer. With this great power

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    Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis "Please make sure that our little one has blond hair and blue eyes, " and "I want him to be a good athlete and very intellectual." "Oh, and doc, make him disease free please." "Is that all?" "You two aren’t very particular are you? " This will be an easy case." "We will continue with the implantation in two days." With the enormous advancement of Technology in many areas of Genetic Diagnosis, parents and doctors seem to defy Mother

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    Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) as many people from different backgrounds discuss wether the use of this technology is socially acceptable. PGD is used as an advantage for women having trouble with pregnancy but many people see the technology as having negative effects on natural reproduction. Through the IVF process there is an 80% fertilisatioin rate and popularity is increasing for PGD to be carried out. This poses ethical questions as the unused embryos are destroyed and discarded. IVF

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    A). Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis also known as (PGD) is used when IVF is performed to conceive a baby. This testing mechanism is used when a couple has a high risk of having a child with a genetic mutation whether they both carry a recessive gene or one of them carries a dominant gene mutation. Once the egg is removed from a woman’s ovaries and it is fertilized by the sperm outside of her body, a blastocyst is performed. As the book explains PGD consists of a biopsy being performed on blastocysts

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    There are many ethical issues surrounding the use of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) and Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) as many people from different backgrounds discuss wether the use of this technology is socially acceptable. PGD is used as an advantage for women having trouble with pregnancy but many people see the technology as having negative effects on natural reproduction. Through the IVF process there is an 80% fertilisatioin rate and popularity is increasing for PGD to be carried out

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    Genetic testing is used to determine the risk of a patient or patient’s offspring developing genetic diseases. This is done with DNA sequencing in adults and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PDG) on embryos. These methods of genetic testing are effective means of determining the likelihood of developing diseases such as Huntington’s disease, a disease resulting from trinucleotide repeat on chromosome 4p16.3 that causes uncontrollable muscle movement and decrease in cognitive function. However

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