PGD

 

History

YearScientistsResearch work
1968Edwards & GardnerFirst embryo biopsy on rabbit embryos.
1980HarperPGD on human was developed in U.K.
1989Handy side & ColleaguesFirst unaffected child born following PGD for X-linked disorder in London

What Causes Genetic Defects ?

Every human body cell carries 23 pairs of chromosomes, which are string like structures where all of our genetic material (gene) resides, Genes are made up of DNA sequences. Each cells has ~ 30,000 genes. Genetic disease is caused by abnormalities of gene function.