Special evening looks at preimplantation genetic diagnosis

9th August 2016

A procedure that helps families avoid passing on inherited diseases to their children is being discussed at a special evening in London in September.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is the topic under discussion at the Institute of Child Health on Tuesday, 13 September at 6pm.  

The free event is being put on by the Progress Educational Trust, a charity dedicated to improving understanding of human genetics, assisted reproduction and embryology.

PGD involves using IVF to check whether embryos are affected by a family’s genetic condition before they are implanted in the womb.  

Families affected by various gene mutations causing cardiomyopathy are among those allowed to have PGD.

Speakers at the event  include Michael Parker, professor of bioethics and coordinator of the Global Health Bioethics Network and the genetics club at the University of Oxford.

Advance booking is required. Please email Sandy Starr (sstarr@progress.co.uk) to book places.

For more details, see here.