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What is the definition or description of: preimplantation genetic screening?

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Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: IVF gene testing

Preimplantation genetic testing is performed on in vitro embruos before they are implanted.
The coonceptus is created by in vitro fertilization techniques that obtain eggs and fertilize them by sperm obtained by similar techniques in a petri dish(es). It is used to look for genetically normal/abmormal conceptuses and only implant those without detected abnormalities.

In brief: IVF gene testing

Preimplantation genetic testing is performed on in vitro embruos before they are implanted.
The coonceptus is created by in vitro fertilization techniques that obtain eggs and fertilize them by sperm obtained by similar techniques in a petri dish(es). It is used to look for genetically normal/abmormal conceptuses and only implant those without detected abnormalities.
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
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Dr. Claudia Mikail
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Screening IVF embryo

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is performed on embryos produced via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The procedure checks for disease-related mutations in the embryos before they are implanted in a woman's uterus. This enables a doctor to select for embryos that don't have those mutations, helping to avoid specific genetic diseases in the developing baby.

In brief: Screening IVF embryo

Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) is performed on embryos produced via in vitro fertilization (IVF).
The procedure checks for disease-related mutations in the embryos before they are implanted in a woman's uterus. This enables a doctor to select for embryos that don't have those mutations, helping to avoid specific genetic diseases in the developing baby.
Dr. Claudia Mikail
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