Basic Genetics for PGD
Most couples planning a pregnancy can do so in the knowledge that they have only a small chance of having a baby with a genetic abnormality. A few are aware, that because one or both of them carry a mutation or chromosome rearrangement, they face a significant chance of conceiving a pregnancy that has inherited a serious genetic abnormality. Understanding basic genetics and the nature of genetic inheritance is key to appreciating the risk and evaluating the options that may be available to avoid transmission of genetic diseases to subsequent generations.
KeywordsDown Syndrome Prenatal Diagnosis Spinal Muscular Atrophy Turner Syndrome Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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