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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis in Europe

  • Authors: Anniek Corveleyn, Eleni Zika, Michael Morris, Elisabeth Dequeker, James Lawford Davies, Karen Sermon, Guillermo AntiƱolo, Andreas Schmutzler, Jiri Vanecek, Fransesc Palau, Dolores Ibarreta
  • EUR Number: 22764 EN
  • Publication date: 12/2007

Abstract

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is now well-established and provided in many European countries. However, regulations, professional standards and accreditation requirements can differ notably. Furthermore, no comprehensive independent data exist about practice and provision in Europe, nor about the quality assurance practices and procedures designed to optimize the quality of the results. Consequently, IPTS launched a study to obtain a currently lacking knowledge of the provision and quality assurance of PGD services and cross-border activities in Europe. The present report sets out the findings of the study.

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