Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Copyright © 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Editor(s): Joyce C. Harper, Joy D.A. Delhanty, Alan H. Handyside
Published Online: 27 FEB 2002
Print ISBN: 9780471985006
Online ISBN: 9780470846612
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