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If you conceive a child via ivf or icsi, what traits can you currently select for?

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Dr. Serena Chen
Reproductive endocrinology and infertility 34 years experience
None: You can select traits like sex and certain diseases using an ivf based technology called pgd - preimplantation genetic diagnosis. Read more at www.Sbivf.Com.

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If you conceive a child via ivf, what traits can you currently select for?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
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Most single gene ...: Ivf can be combined with preimplantation genetic diagnosis (pgd) where we test one/ more cells from each developing embryo for: most single gene disorders (diseases caused by 1 gene) such as cystic fibrosis, huntington's, polycystic kidney disease, chromosome rearrangements like translocations, or testing embryos for genetic 'normality' (comprehensive chromosome screening). Not 4 blue eyes, height.
Last updated Jun 17, 2012

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