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What type of conditions would be acceptable by IVF clinic to perform pre-implantation genetic dx? Does fh or autism in family provide basis for pgd?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
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In brief: 1) If your relatives

With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.
g., fragile x ) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >, ) increases risk of down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance.

In brief: 1) If your relatives

With autism have a heritable genetic syndrome (e.
g., fragile x ) or a copy repeat error on microarray known to cause autism 2) "advanced maternal age" (35 & >, ) increases risk of down syndrome & other chromosomal abnormalities 3) "advanced paternal age, " increases risk of new mutations & autism. Babies born by ivf have a higher incidence of autism than those conceived without assistance.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Patricia Harkins
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral

In brief: Genetics and autism

There are great advances in the genetics of autism spectrum disorders, but they are not good enough to predict based on genetic testing.
A normal genetic test cannot rule out autism, and finding a genetic difference, even if it is associated with the autism spectrum, does not mean it is inevitable. If you want a baby, have a baby. Autism does not mean awful. It can be great.

In brief: Genetics and autism

There are great advances in the genetics of autism spectrum disorders, but they are not good enough to predict based on genetic testing.
A normal genetic test cannot rule out autism, and finding a genetic difference, even if it is associated with the autism spectrum, does not mean it is inevitable. If you want a baby, have a baby. Autism does not mean awful. It can be great.
Dr. Patricia Harkins
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