PGD conditions awaiting consideration

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique that enables people with a specific inherited condition in their family to avoid passing it on to their children. It involves checking the genes of embryos created through IVF for this genetic condition.

If a clinic wishes to use Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to test for a new genetic condition, then it must apply to the HFEA for permission. 

You can sign up to our PGD update email alert service which will keep you up to date, on a monthly basis, with information on the latest conditions added to the authorised list and conditions that are awaiting approval about which you can provide comments.

The following conditions are those which the HFEA is considering to allow clinics to use PGD to test for:

Genetic condition OMIM number1 Submit feedback to the HFEA by:
Episodic Ataxia Type 2 108500 19/09/2014
Osteogenesis Imperfecta Type VIII 610915 19/09/2014
Trichothiodystrophy 601675 19/09/2014
X-linked Microcephaly none 19/09/2014
Meckel-Gruber Syndrome Type 1, Type 2, Type 4, Type 5, Type 6, Type 7, Type 8, Type 9, Type 10, Type 11 249000, 603194, 611134, 611561, 612284, 267010, 613885, 614209, 614175, 615397 19/09/2014
Juvenile Polyposis Syndrome 174900 19/09/2014
Pendred Syndrome 274600 19/09/2014
Achondroplasia 100800 19/09/2014
Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy 191045 19/09/2014
Retinitis Pigmentosa 11 600138 19/09/2014
Hyperphosphatasia with mental retardation syndrome 4 615716 26/08/2014
Aarskog syndrome 305400 Closed

1- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man, OMIM (TM). McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) and National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine (Bethesda, MD),. World Wide Web URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim

Have your say on conditions awaiting consideration

If you have any feedback on the genetic conditions awaiting consideration by the HFEA, send us an email and we will discuss your comments at the next Licence Committee.

Email your feedback to: pgd@hfea.gov.uk

You can also sign up to our PGD update email alert service which will keep you up to date, on a monthly basis, with information on the latest conditions added to the authorised list and conditions that are awaiting approval about which you can provide comments.

 

Page last updated: 13 August 2014