Practical Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

Authors: Verlinsky, Yury, Kuliev, Anver

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About this book

Although treatment is the major goal in the control of genetic disease, this is not yet a reality for most of inherited conditions. Even with the dramatic advancement in field of gene therapy, there are unfortunately not enough success stories to allow us to predict its impact in the near future.

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) offers the answer to the control of these inherited conditions by predicting reproductive outcome. It is no longer an experimental procedure, having become an integral part of genetic practices and assisted reproduction technology. This practical book is a vital new addition to the literature for fertility clinicians providing a comprehensive description of available experience, indications, methods and clinical outcomes.

The authors of this book, from the Reproductive Genetics Institute in Chicago, USA, are among the leaders in this break-through field. Within this book, they instruct readers of the core features of the practice of PGD, while also providing incredibly detailed instructions of the genetics of a wide variety of common and not so common disorders that can be identified with the technique. This thorough and illuminating coverage ensures that this is the definitive reference book for those fertility specialists wishing to set up or already run a PGD clinic.

About the authors

Yury Verlinksy and Anver Kuliev are two of the most respected names in the practice of perimplantation genetic diagnosis. Both work at the Reproductive Genetics Institute in Chicago, IL, USA, which is one of the most advanced and well-regarded medical institutions in the world in providing high quality services for infertility problems and genetic disorders.

Reviews

From the reviews of the first edition:

"This book is designed to offer a clear guide to those clinicians and scientists who are interested in preimplantation genetic diagnosis. It is written by two pioneers and practitioners within the field and takes the reader through the practical, scientific and more briefly, the ethical, social and legal aspects of preimplantation genetic diagnosis and its broader applications. … The book is a pictorical pleasure with informative diagrams, photographs and tables where necessary." (Alison Lashwood and Pam Renwick, Human Genetics, Vol. 120, 2006)


Table of contents (3 chapters)

  • Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis for Single Gene Disorders

    Pages 29-110

  • Preimplantation HLA Typing

    Pages 111-133

  • Clinical Outcomes Following Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis

    Pages 169-173

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-139-6
DOI
10.1007/1-84628-139-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 198
Number of Illustrations and Tables
72 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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