Can preimplantation genetic diagnosis ensure I will not pass on my genetic mutation?
I have the genetic mutation BRCA2. I really want to start a family but do not want to pass on my gene and make them go through what I have. My Mother, Grandmother, and aunt all died from this mutation. Can PGD ensure that I will not pass it on?
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Replied on 10/26/2009
By: Boston IVF | Michael Alper, MD
Steven Bayer, MD
Alan Penzias, MD
Kim Thornton, MD
Merle Berger, MD
Rita Sneeringer, MD
Hi, yes, PGD identifies if any embryos have this gene mutation. There also is a new test we offer which is even more accurate in detecting diseases, etc.
Replied on 10/23/2009
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