Use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis for serious adult onset conditions: a committee opinion

Fertil Steril. 2013 Jul;100(1):54-7. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2013.02.043. Epub 2013 Mar 7.


PGD for adult-onset conditions is ethically justified when the condition is serious and no safe, effective interventions are available. It is ethically allowed for conditions of lesser severity or penetrance. The Committee strongly recommends that an experienced genetic counselor play a major role in counseling patients considering such procedures.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Ethics Committees / ethics*
  • Female
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease / genetics
  • Humans
  • Pregnancy
  • Preimplantation Diagnosis / ethics*
  • Preimplantation Diagnosis / statistics & numerical data*
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects / diagnosis*
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects / genetics*