SharingHealthyGenes.com is managed and reviewed by experts in fertility genomics including fertility physicians, laboratory scientists, and genetic counselors who work in the field of preimplantation genetic testing (PGT) for inherited genetic diseases, formerly referred to as preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD).
PGT includes technologies that can prevent certain inherited diseases from being passed down to the next generation. PGT for monogenic/single-gene disorders (also referred to as PGT-M), such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington disease, is our educational focus. While PGT is widely used and understood within the field of reproductive medicine, there is a lack of awareness about PGT among patients and the larger medical community.
Our goals are to:
- increase awareness of PGT as an option for patients with certain genetic diseases
- provide accurate information and support patients as they decide whether PGT is the right option for them
- dispel myths about PGT
- serve as a reliable resource for those seeking to understand the technology and its applications, challenges, and limitations