PGD used to screen for Rhesus blood group

9 May 2005

Australian doctors have reportedly used pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to screen embryos for their blood group, to ensure that the embryo selected for implantation shared a rhesus negative blood group with the mother (see BBC news report). Women who are rhesus negative but have rhesus positive babies will produce an immune response termed alloimmunization against the

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