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J Med Genet 39:6-11 doi:10.1136/jmg.39.1.6
  • Review article

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis in clinical practice

  1. E Kanavakis,
  2. J Traeger-Synodinos
  1. Medical Genetics, University of Athens, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor E Kanavakis, Medical Genetics, University of Athens, Aghia Sophia Children's Hospital, Athens 11527, Greece;
 ekanavak{at}cc.uoa.gr

    Abstract

    Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) represents an alternative to prenatal diagnosis and allows selection of unaffected IVF embryos for establishing pregnancies in couples at risk for transmitting a genetic disorder.