Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Naomi B, Kate G, Nicole G, and Dalonta W
Definition of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
What does it do? How is it Done?
It finds defects and abnormalities in the embryo created in vitro fertilization.
It removes a cell from an in vitro fertilization (also known as IVF) embryo to test it for a specific genetic condition before transferring the embryo to the uterus.
Why is it useful?
It can test for 100 different genetic problems.
It helps couples have a biological child of their own when they could not before.
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