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TITLE Opinion on prenatal and preimplantation diagnosis and embryo treatment   pd_pgd_opin_eng2.pdf (154.4 KB)
Title in the original language Γνώμη για την προγεννητική και προεμφυτευτική διάγνωση και τη μεταχείριση του εμβρύου  rec_pd_gr.pdf (157.3 KB)
Document ID LIB623
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 09/03/2007
Original language of the document Greek
Full text available in EN (154.4 KB) and EL (157.3 KB)
Document produced by Hellenic National Bioethics Commission organisation visiting card
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Document uploaded by Marianna DRACOPOULOU
Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
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  • Health


Short description  The commission discusses the implications of prenatal (PD) and pre-implantation genetic (PGD) diagnosis for embryo treatment. Here cases for implementation of PD and PGD are considered and guidelines for decision-making are offered regarding who is the responsible party to make a decision about the continuation of a pregnancy or embryo implantation and how to ensure free and informed choice. Expert parental support and quality control of diagnosis are also discussed.
[Prenatal diagnosis], [Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis], [trisomy], [geneticist], [counselling], [sex-linked], [choice of gender], [termination of pregnancy]

Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The Commission recognises that the implications of prenatal (PD) and pre-implantation genetic (PGD) diagnosis are relevant to an increasing number of expectant parents. Such diagnosis can identify serious conditions in the embryo, most of which untreatable. The expectant parents are therefore confronted with the dilemma of whether to continue or interrupt a pregnancy when the embryo is diagnosed p ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Η Επιτροπή αναγνωρίζει ότι οι επιπτώσεις της προγεννητικής (PD) και προεμφυτευτικής (PGD) διάγνωσης επηρεάζουν ολοένα και περισσότερους μελλοντικούς γονείς. Η διάγνωση μπορεί να εντοπίσει σοβαρά προβλήματα υγείας του εμβρύου, τα περισσότερα από τα οποία δεν θεραπεύονται. Εάν τέτοια προβλήματα υγείας διαγνωστούν στο έμβρυο, οι μέλλοντες γονείς έρχονται αντιμέτωποι με το δίλημμα να συνεχίσουν ή να δ ...

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