The need for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Written by: Dr. Erwing Castillo Peñuela
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Since 2011, reproductive medicine society has seen welcomes the scientific breakthrough to create life in the laboratories of embryology and thus solve the problems of infertility. This assessment was reflected with the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr.. Edwards, by the birth of Louise Brown, the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization (IVF).


dgp Despite that have developed great technical advances in Assisted Reproduction , research continues in the field of life and now "carrier couples may inherited diseases have healthy children". Today in the embryology laboratory you can select those embryos that do not suffer from the genetic alteration that would cause serious and degenerative diseases.

As of 1990, sex selection (sexed) allowed for medical reasons, to pre-implantation embryos, studying the DNA by preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preventing the transmission of the disease would suffer only males.

In recent years, there is increasing demand for these treatments because knowledge of them is widespread. Currently, specialized clinics go couples who have had implantation failure in IVF treatments, which have had repeated abortions or who are carriers of serious hereditary diseases and know that performing PGD can get healthy children.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Erwing Castillo Peñuela

By Dr. Erwing Castillo Peñuela

Dr. Castillo Peñuela is a recognized Hemetólogo.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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