Tag: pre-implantation genetic diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Process of PGD

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) consists in separating a cell from the embryo—which continues its development without this cell— in order to analyze the genetic information of such cell, since it is the same as the rest of the embryo. The purpose is to check whether there is any genetic abnormality before carrying out the embryo transfer into the woman’s womb.

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Prices of the assisted reproduction treatments

ICSI cost

It’s difficult to find an approximate price of the assisted reproduction treatments; many clinics don’t facilitate the cost of the technique until the second visit to the clinic has been carried out. This is an informative list of the approximate prices, since the prices may vary from clinic to clinic.

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Pregnancy in spite of translocation

Embryo selection in couple with translocation

A couple of first cousins has achieved a twin pregnancy after undergoing an embryo transfer with a single, healthy embryo chosen from a cohort of 25 oocytes removed from the woman after follicular puncture.

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Genetic disorders and PGD

Genetic information (DNA): chromosomes and genes

By means of a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis, the nucleus of a cell from the embryo is analysed in order to see if it has some genetic disorder or chromosomal alteration which can lead to the development of any disease.

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About the PGD process

PGD process

Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) consists of removing a cell from the embryo for genetic evaluation and, after that, the healthiest embryos are the ones transferred into the woman’s uterus.

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Indications for PGD


Those couples with greater chances for having embryos with any genetic alteration are indicated to undergo a pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in which each embryo’s cell is evaluated so that only those embryos which are genetically healthy are transferred.

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