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:|
|Muscular Dystrophy-Dystroglycanopathy type A (A1-A8; A10-A14)||236670, 613150, 253280, 253800, 613153, 613154, 614643, 614830, 615041, 615181, 615249, 615287, 615650||16/07/15|
|Glanzmann Thrombasthenia (GT)||273800||24/06/15|
|Myoclonic epilepsy associated with ragged-red fibres||545000||24/06/15|
|Autosomal dominant familial exudative vitreoretinopathy types 1, 5 and 4||133780, 613310 and 601813||24/06/15|
|TUBA1A - p.Arg123Cys (c.367C>T) mutation||n/a||27/05/15|
|Leber congenital amaurosis types 3 - 17||604232, 604393, 604537, 613826, 613829, 613835, 608553, 611755, 613837, 610612, 612712, 613341, 613843, 614186, 615360||27/05/15|