Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PID) can offer the possibility for couples with severe genetic diseases to have a healthy child without a"trial pregnancy" with all the psychological and physical side-effects. Previously the wording of the Embryo Protection Act (ESchG) in Germany prohibited investigations and selection of embryos using preimplantation diagnosis in Germany. The decision of the Federal High Court of July 2010 has now cleared the way for treatment of couples with severe genetic diseases and triggered a discussion on a new act for regulation of preimplantation diagnosis in Germany. In contrast to expectations preimplantation screening (PGS) as a screening method for aneuploidy did so far not show any improvement in pregnancy rates for older women. The current results of the ESHRE PGS (European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology-Preimplantation Genetic Screening) Task Force study will be presented in this article.
|Translated title of the contribution||Preimplantation genetic diagnosis and preimplantation screening: Update|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 02.2011|