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dc.creatorAntonios, Nathalieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-10T14:02:00Z
dc.date.available2012-05-10T14:02:00Z
dc.date.created2011-03-24en_US
dc.date.issued2012-05-10
dc.identifier.otherembryo:127716en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/2003
dc.description.abstractPreimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) involves testing for specific genetic conditions prior to the implantation of an embryo in the uterine wall. This form of genetic screening has been made possible by the growth of in-vitro fertilization (IVF) technology, which allows for the early stages of development to occur in a laboratory dish rather than in vivo. The purpose of PGD is to identify what are considered to be abnormal embryos in order to select the most desirable embryos for implantation. Diagnosis is comprised of two steps: extraction of one or two cells from an IVF-produced embryo, and application of the PGD test. PGD is important to embryology because it has advanced IVF results and allowed couples more opportunities to deliver a child to term; however, it has also created much controversy.en_US
dc.format.mediumtext/xhtmlen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rights© Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectTechnologyen_US
dc.subject.meshPreimplantation Diagnosisen_US
dc.titlePreimplantation Genetic Diagnosisen_US
dc.title.alternativePGDen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
dc.subject.embryoTechnologiesen_US
dc.subject.embryoReproductionen_US
dc.subject.tagFertilizationen_US
dc.subject.tagGenetic testingen_US
dc.subject.tagBioethicsen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2011-03-24


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