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HELP 4 HD with Stacy Brookhyser

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Monday, June 27, 2011 - Our incredible special guest is Stacy Brookhyser (CAG 42), mother of twins free of HD. She is a super duper proactive HD warrior who is spreading the word about a new procedure to stop HD in its tracks.

Planning an HD-free family with IVF/PGD
Yes, you can stop Huntington's Disease in the future generations of your family!  With the help of skilled medical professionals, YOU have the ability to prevent your children from inheriting HD.

What is PGD
After in-vitrofertilization (IVF), embryos can be tested using pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to determine their genetic makeup.  When the embryos contain eight cells, they are tested for the HD mutation in the Huntingtin gene.  Only embryos with the unaffected gene are transferred to the mother.  These embryos will never get HD or transmit it to their children.  The procedure essentially eliminates HD from that family line.  Forever!

Stacy's website: www.hdfreewithpgd.com