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:
Aarskog syndrome 305400 13/05/2014
Mitochondrial trifunctional protein deficiency 609015 19/04/2014
Sotos Syndrome 117550 19/04/2014
Renal cysts and diabetes syndrome: RCAD 137920 17/04/2014
Muenke Syndrome 602849 17/04/2014
Waardenburg Syndrome (Type I, IIa, IIb, IIc, IId, IIe, III, IVa, IVb, IVc) 193500, 193510, 600193, 606662, 608890, 611584, 148820, 277580, 613265, 613266 17/04/2014
X linked Periventricular Heterotopia 300049 Closed
CHARGE Syndrome 214800 Closed
Spinocerebellar ataxia 7 (SCA 7) 164500 Closed
FRAXE 309548 Closed
Homocystinuria 236200 Closed
Optic Atrophy 1 165500 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: 04 April 2014