The Power of Options: The Solution for Healthier Society and Better Economy

Dr. Saleh A. S. AL-Abdulhadi


Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) testing is the practice of obtaining a cellular biopsy sample from a developing human oocyte or embryo, acquired via a cycle of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF); evaluating the genetic composition of this sample; and using this information to determine which embryos will be optimal for subsequent uterine transfer. PGD has become an increasingly useful adjunct to IVF procedures. The ability to provide couples who are known carriers of genetic abnormalities the opportunity to deliver healthy babies has opened a new frontier in reproductive medicine. The purpose of the PGD is enables us to choose which embryos will be implanted into the mother. In the present study we investigate the frequency of application of this technique in the kingdom and GCC to find out, the population awareness of these technique and the advantages which could apply to the community. We also interested to know frequencies of centers and studies in this field. This epidemiological study helps to improve social awareness and community services toward reducing frequencies of genetic disorders.

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