The need for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Written by: Dra. María Graña Barcia
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Since 2011, reproductive medicine society has seen welcomes the scientific breakthrough to create life in the laboratories of embryology and thus solve the problems of infertility. This assessment was reflected with the Nobel Prize in Medicine to Dr.. Edwards, by the birth of Louise Brown, the first person to be born through in vitro fertilization (IVF).


dgp Despite that have developed great technical advances in Assisted Reproduction , research continues in the field of life and now "carrier couples may inherited diseases have healthy children". Today in the embryology laboratory you can select those embryos that do not suffer from the genetic alteration that would cause serious and degenerative diseases.

As of 1990, sex selection (sexed) allowed for medical reasons, to pre-implantation embryos, studying the DNA by preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preventing the transmission of the disease would suffer only males.

In recent years, there is increasing demand for these treatments because knowledge of them is widespread. Currently, specialized clinics go couples who have had implantation failure in IVF treatments, which have had repeated abortions or who are carriers of serious hereditary diseases and know that performing PGD can get healthy children.

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Dra. María Graña Barcia

By Dra. María Graña Barcia
Fertility Specialty

Assisted Reproduction prestigious specialist, Dr. Graña Barcia is a physician specializing in gynecology surgeon and, more specifically, in Assisted Reproduction, Obstetrics Gynecology Ultrasound, BA in Mathematics and Professor Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Santiago de Compostela, and director different masters. In 2000 he founded Zygos, reference center for Assisted Reproduction, which is the only one in Spain that has all fertility treatments. Besides his activity as a doctor and teacher, he has conducted research and has a patent on invention.

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