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The HD View Ask Dr. Goodman Show

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Tonight we will talk about preimplantation genetic diagnosis or (PGD) for Huntington’s disease with Dr. Goodman. Read her article on www.HDDrugworks.org titled: PGD for the Prevention of HD. http://hddrugworks.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=336&Itemid=30

        She writes…
“For more than a decade, couples at risk for Huntington's disease have had the option to conceive an unaffected child by utilizing the reproductive process of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).  If PGD became common practice in HD, it could eliminate the majority of disease for the next generation.  So if PGD has the potential to mostly "wipe out" HD for the next generation, why is it so rarely utilized?”

We will discuss the pros and cons of this novel approach to eliminating HD for every in the generations to come. Tune in to a very interesting and informative program with Dr. LaVonne Goodman.