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Can embryo biopsy cause abnormalities in the embryo?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 08/22/2018

Since this is a very early stage of embryonic development, the embryo will compensate for the absence of the extracted cell and continue to multiply naturally. Therefore, performing PGD on the embryo does not imply any alteration in its genetic endowment.

However, this technique involves the manipulation of the embryo, which may affect its ability to evolve. This is the reason why PGD is generally recommended only in the necessary cases and not in a generalized way.

Suggested for you: What Is PGD or Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis?.

 Zaira Salvador
Zaira Salvador
BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI)
License: 3185-CV
Embryologist. Bachelor's Degree in Biotechnology from the Technical University of Valencia (UPV). Biotechnology Degree from the National University of Ireland en Galway (NUIG) and embryologist specializing in Assisted Reproduction, with a Master's Degree in Biotechnology of Human Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV) and the Valencian Infertility Institute (IVI) License: 3185-CV.
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