PGD is a process similar to IVF. Parents who know that they are at risk of passing on a certain genetic condition can undergo PGD to avoid the birth of an affected child.
Last year the Gorlin Syndrome Group in conjunction with Genetic Alliance UK submitted a paper to The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) for the use of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for Gorlin Syndrome.
We are pleased to confirm that PGD is now licensed meaning the HFEA has agreed that it is acceptable for clinics to use this technique to test for Gorlin Syndrome. Further information is available via this link.
We are sure this news will be welcomed by many.
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