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What are the most common diseases leading people to use PGD?

By Zaira Salvador.
Last Update: 11/12/2018

It actually depends on the prevalence of a particular disease. For example, Cystic fibrosis (CF) is the most common genetic disease in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Also, according to Regis College in Greater Boston, Down syndrome, thalassemia, Tay-Sachs disease, and Sickle Cella anemia are common amongst US citizens.

On the other hand, in Spain, Fragile X syndrome, Huntington disease, and muscular dystrophy are the most common diseases leading couples to use PGD.

Suggested for you: What Genetic Diseases Can PGD Test for?.

 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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