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Publication Date: February 2006

Publisher(s): Genetics and Public Policy Center

Author(s): Audrey Huang

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Funder(s): Pew Charitable Trusts

Topic: Health (Medical research and technology)

Keywords: Preimplantation genetic diagnosis; Oversight

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


The use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is expanding rapidly. Yet, because of the absence of data collection systems and the fragmented regulatory system,
important quality assurance and data collection mechanisms currently are unavailable
for PGD.