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Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

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Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD)

Tests early-stage embryos produced through in vitro fertilization (IVF) for the presence of a variety of genetic conditions. One cell is extracted from the embryo in its eight-cell stage and analyzed. Embryos free of conditions that would cause serious disease can be implanted in a woman's uterus with the hopes of resulting in a healthy pregnancy.

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