pre-implantation diagnosis

pre-im·plan·ta·tion diagnosis

A procedure in which embryos generated using in vitro fertilization techniques can be screened for the presence of the gene for a particular characteristic or defect prior to uterine implantation.
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This new system must enable the laboratory to continue with the existing DNA microarray service commitments primarily for patients with learning disability but must also allow the laboratory to carry future applications not related to learning disability including copy number detection in germline disease, somatic cancer, prenatal diagnosis, pre-implantation diagnosis (PGD) and pre-implantation screening (PGS).
Bowman added that in about 1 in 20 cases parents undergo a cycle of pre-implantation diagnosis just for sex selection to avoid having another autistic child.
1) This old Act was hopelessly inadequate to deal with many innovations such as pre-implantation diagnosis.
If the test is positive, the pregnancy can be terminated, or, in the case of pre-implantation diagnosis, the embryo will be discarded.
Around 1,000 babies have already been born using pre-implantation diagnosis.
The 27-year-old mother, from London, had her IVF embryos screened using a technique known as pre-implantation diagnosis.
Pre-implantation diagnosis offers them the option of having a healthy child without resorting to an abortion.
1) Others consider there to be an absolute difference between pre-implantation diagnosis for a serious disease, which they find acceptable, and tissue typing to create an embryo for treating an existing child, irrespective of any risks to that embryo.
He also describes the striking new technique of pre-implantation diagnosis whereby the embryo can be tested genetically and discarded if it is carrying the gene of interest.
Mainz Cardinal Karl Lehmann, chairman of the German bishops' conference, said even the limited use of the procedure called pre-implantation diagnosis assumes that the embryo is not given the same status as a person.
Before they are implanted in the womb, neither parents nor doctors hesitate to check their respective Genetic Quotients by means of pre-implantation diagnosis to select the best eggs.
Pre-implantation diagnosis will be widely available, the limits of which will be highly debated.