The Power of Preimplantation Genetic Testing
January 4, 2019
(U.S. News & World Report) – Over the past decade, there’s been a profound increase in the number of genetic tests available to consumers. Direct marketing and testimonials by public figures and celebrities have increased awareness as well as our desire for these tests. Through consumer sites such as My Heritage, Living DNA and 23andMe, we can now explore our ancestry, find out why raw broccoli and brussels sprouts taste bitter to us and test for the hereditary cancer-associated genetic variants in the BRCA genes. This genomic revolution has spread to human reproduction, as well, with preimplantation genetic testing, or PGT. This refers to testing embryos before they’re implanted inside the mother’s womb.