Genetic Counselling and Its Role in PGD
Best practice recommends that counselling should be offered to all couples requesting PGD and is provided in a nondirective manner by an appropriately qualified professional. However, the process of PGD is by nature complex and requires a high level of clinical and laboratory understanding, including the practicalities of assisted reproduction treatment, some aspects of which may be unfamiliar to even experienced geneticists and general genetic counsellors. This chapter discusses some issues particular and peculiar to counselling patients considering PGD.
KeywordsGenetic Counselling Prenatal Diagnosis Embryo Transfer Umbilical Cord Blood Huntington Disease
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