preimplantation genetic diagnosis

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.

A useful but unwieldy CMT classification system helps make sense of the many subtypes of the disease

posted on July 1, 2011 - 2:17pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
As recently as the early 1990s, many experts hoped that understanding just a few genes that influenced the development or maintenance of myelin or axons would explain all of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease. It didn’t turn out to be that simple, however. Today, there are dozens of genes recognized that, when flawed, can cause CMT.
posted on July 1, 2011 - 10:57am
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 3
Letters to Quest: Choosing to have a child * Diagnosis explains past symptoms * CMT exercise warm-up tip * Mike Murphy articles inspire

Can love, courage and modern medical technology prevent muscular dystrophy from being passed on to the next generation?

posted on March 31, 2011 - 12:01pm
QUEST Vol. 18, No. 2
It was the worst Monday morning of our lives — and Mondays are universally bad. My wife, Monique, and I woke up to a snow lockdown in London. The snow had started gently enough in the evening, but now on this January morning it was a white strait jacket. We could hardly move, but we desperately needed to get to Nottingham at all costs. Our potential future children — two fertilized...
posted on July 1, 2007 - 4:56pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 4
Our son is wonderful,” says K.M., a 42-year-old San Francisco area events manager and the mother of a 7-year-old boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. “I couldn’t ask for anything more. He’s everything I ever wanted. Of course I wouldn’t want this disease, but he’s just such a great, sweet kid, and it’s been our hope and dream to give him brothers or sisters.