PGD to be made available in Scotland

9 May 2005

A new National Service for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) in Scotland, jointly funded by the Scottish NHS boards and based at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, is to be launched on 1 April 2005. PGD is a procedure whereby embryos conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF) are examined to determine their sex and to identify if they are affected by a serious genetic disorder (such as Huntington

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