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:|
|Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Frontotemporal Dementia (FTDALS)||105550||12/03/2016|
|Axenfeld Rieger syndrome, types 1 and 3||180500, 602485||08/03/2016|
|Autosomal Dominant Retinitis Pigmentosa type 4||613731||Closed|
|Cockayne Syndrome||133540, 216400||Closed|
|Myotonic dystrophy type 2||602668||Closed|
|Nemaline myopathy type 2||256030||Closed|
|Congenital Cataracts (caused by mutations in the GJA3 gene)||601885||Closed|
|XMEN (X-linked, magnesium defect, EBV, neoplasia)||300853||Closed|
|Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy type 1A (HSN1A)||162400||Closed|
|46 XY Sex Reversal||613762||Closed|
|Autosomal Dominant Hypocalcaemia||615361 and 601198||Closed|
|Mitochondrial complex 1 deficiency||252010||Closed|
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: email@example.com
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: 15 October 2015