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Year 10 Science: Genetic Testing: Pre-Implantation Testing

Pre-Implantation Genetic Testing

What is IVF?


noun: IVF

  1. a medical procedure whereby an egg is fertilized by sperm in a test tube or elsewhere outside the body.

    "her twins had been conceived through IVF"


 Using in vitro fertilisation (IVF), PGD is a genetic test performed on a developing embryo before a pregnancy starts. 



Genetic Diseases and Disorders diagnosed using Pre-implantation Testing.

Huntington's Disease

Cystic Fibrosis

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Fragile-X Syndrome