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:|
|Rigid spine muscular dystrophy type 1||602771||25/03/2015|
|Usher syndrome type 1 and type 2||276900, 276901||25/03/2015|
|Mucopolysaccharidosis type 4a||253000||19/02/2015|
|Spinal muscular atrophy type 2 and type 3||253550, 253400||19/02/2015|
|Ichthyosis with confetti||609165||19/02/2015|
|Nijmegen breakage syndrome-like||613078||19/02/2015|
|Frontotemporal dementia with Parkinsonism, PGRN mutation||607485||09/01/2015|
|Otopalatodigital syndrome type 1, frontometaphyseal dysplasia, Melnick-Needles syndrome||311300, 305620, 309350||09/01/2015|
|Cartilage-hair hypoplasia spectrum||157660||09/01/2015|
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: 16 February 2015