of various genetic diseases
, including the utilization of everything new to
GSN announces the commercial launch of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) testing in conjunction with 24-chromosome aneuploidy screening (PGS) for patients at risk of passing an inherited genetic disease
to their child.
The conventional, more widely accepted application for PGD is to enable a couple to eliminate the risk of passing a genetic disease
to their child.
At-risk couples may then use a well-understood procedure called IVF/PGD to protect their child from genetic disease
and ensure a healthy pregnancy.
The Genetic Disease
Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1997 by patients and families affected by genetic disorders.
The rate actually fell considerably after Bahrain started the compulsory screening process for couples intending to get married five years ago," said Salmaniya Medical Complex genetic diseases
consultant Dr Amani Al Hajeri.
There is now hope that in the near future we can treat a patient presenting a rare, unknown genetic disease
in our laboratory, and within a few days be able to sequence his or her DNA to find the mutation that caused the disease," stated Dr.
As part of the campaign, the UAE Genetic Diseases
Association has also offered free and confidential testing for the genetic blood disease Thalassaemia.
These large multigenerational families donated their DNA to the Centre d'Etude du Polymorphisme Humain (CEPH) approximately twenty years ago, and since then their DNA has been a critical resource in the mapping studies that identified genes for a number of genetic diseases
Alpha-1 antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency is a common fatal genetic disease
characterized by clinical manifestations primarily in the lung and liver [Brantly et al.
MPS I (also known as Hurler, Hurler-Scheie, and Scheie syndromes) is a life-threatening genetic disease
caused by a deficiency of the enzyme alpha-L-iduronidase.
The Jeffrey Modell Foundation is a non-profit foundation that raises funds to address a devastating genetic disease
called Primary Immunodeficiency (P1).