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Do you need PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing)?

A couple had regular visits to the obstetrician as she was pregnant. As part of prenatal care, the couple had thalassemia screening (thalassemia is a blood disorder that is inheritable). Results revealed that they were carriers of beta-thalassemia. Subsequent amniocentesis confirmed that the baby inherited both genes from the father and mother, and had the disease in full. What are the couple’s options to have a healthy child in light of their genetic status? In this article, we hope to explain about ‘Preimplantation Genetic Testing’, a procedure that helps overcome this undesirable genetic inheritance. (more…)

Steps involved in PGT (Preimplantation Genetic Testing)

In our earlier article, we explained about who preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) is for—do have a look if you have not! To recap, PGT is helpful for couples at risk of passing down genetic disorders to their children. Through PGT, healthy embryos are identified and selected for transfer into the womb, ensuring that the resulting child is free from the disease. (more…)
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