Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Editor(s): Joyce C. Harper, Joy D.A. Delhanty, Alan H. Handyside

Published Online: 27 FEB 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471985006

Online ISBN: 9780470846612

DOI: 10.1002/0470846615

About this Book

Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) is the detection and screening of genetic abnormality in gametes prior to fertilisation and embryos fertilised in vitro prior to implantation. This exciting new text provides an introduction and overview of the principles of PGD.
An exciting fusion of prenatal diagnosis (PD) with in vitro fertilisation (IVF), this book is will appeal to both the prenatal diagnosis community, of clinical geneticists and foetal medicine specialists within obstetrics and gynaecology, and the IVF community within reproductive medicine. It is also an essential introduction to PD, clinical genetics and IVF for non-specialists.

  • A concise introduction to the field of PGD
  • Detailed explanations of the techniques and procedures used
  • The law and ethical implications of PGD
  • Future uses of PGD

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 7

      Preimplantation Genetics (pages 103–120)

      Eugene Pergament, Joyce Harper and Joy Delhanty