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الأربعاء، 13 أكتوبر، 2010

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis



A major development in genetics and reproductive technology that has increasing applications to the dystonia community is a process called preimplantation genetic diagnosis - PGD

PGD is a method of in vitro fertilization in which couples can dramatically reduce the possibility of a child inheriting a potentially disease-causing genetic mutation. Several of a woman’s eggs are fertilized outside her body and those conceptions that test negative for the disease mutation are re-implanted into her uterus

PGD is feasible for forms of dystonia that are associated with a single gene mutation such as DYT1 dystonia