Lawyers are focusing on a New Orleans hospital which is at the centre of a frozen embryo mix up.As many as 100 patients may have had their embryos have mistreated due to ineffective storage practices.Oschsner hospital is offering free DNA testing to families, but for some this maybe too late as families may have already been implanted with other people’s fertilized eggs.
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) is a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through In Vitro fertilization (IVF) before transferring them into the uterus. In the following article, a representative from Genetics and IVF, discusses the company’s use of this technique and its long term benefits.
The Human Genome Project, since its completion in 2003, is now making it possible for people to map out their own health status and check for predisposed health problems; in this case prevention is better than the cure.
Bone marrow transplant has been shown to be effective in treating children with immune deficiency problems.Previously chemotherapy had been used to treat these patients but due to its long term effects on the body it was not a good option for treating children.Mark Gough speaks to one family whose bone marrow transplant was a success.