Genesis Genetics Institute
The Leading Provider of PGD
Genesis Genetics Institute is the leading provider of Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD). The Institute provides expert laboratory services with virtually every major vitro fertilization (IVF) centers across the country and throughout the world. Virtually every major IVF clinic in North America collaborates with this Institute.
Through the use of PGD, families affected by essentially any inherited disease can help reduce the risk their children will suffer the inherited genetic disease. Even families in search of a bone marrow / stem cell donor for their affected child can use PGD to bring a new healthy baby into the world who also can provide perfect HLA transplant-matching cord blood to their older sibling.
The scientists and doctors at Genesis Genetics, headed by Mark Hughes, MD, PhD, performed the world's first Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD) for a specific inherited gene mutation. Since that time, more than any other facility in the world, this Institute has assisted couples who are concerned about passing down more inherited genetic illnesses.
The PGD genetic "probes" are custom-designed for each family. This is because each person's DNA is unique. The DNA that two individuals mix together to make a baby is also unique. The Genesis Genetics Institute is known globally for its ability to test for some of the rarest genetic conditions, as well as for the more common ones. Couples who are at-risk for essentially any serious inherited disease can dramatically reduce this risk to their offspring through this medical technology, first developed by scientists at Genesis Genetics in collaboration with doctors in England. Seventeen years later, thousands of couples have chosen this approach to building a healthy family.
You can learn more about PGD by asking your own doctor, or by contacting the Genesis Genetics Institute.
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