Author Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of embryos created by in vitro
fertilization (IVF) has become an increasingly available option for couples
seeking to avoid the birth of a child with a genetic disorder. While opposed
by some, PGD is less contentious and emotionally less stressful than prenatal
diagnosis and abortion after pregnancy has begun and has resulted in the births
of approximately 1000 children over the past decade.1
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