Patricia Hershberger

A study of 22 couples considering preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has revealed a four-phase decision-making process

posted on May 11, 2012 - 3:59pm
Decision making about preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a complex, multiphase process for couples, a new study has found. Understanding it, the investigators say, may be helpful to prospective parents who know they're at risk for transmitting a genetic disorder, and to the professionals who advise them.

Investigators are seeking couples for a study of decision-making in preimplantation genetic diagnosis

posted on July 23, 2009 - 2:34pm
Update 5/21/12: This study is closed, and results are available at Decision Making About PGD Is Complex, Study Finds. Information about future studies will be posted at PGD: Couples' Decision Making when available. Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a way for couples to avoid passing along a hereditary disease to their offspring by pre-screening embryos.