The time to prevent mendelian genetic diseases from donated or own gametes has come

“Sorry Doctor, Mrs. X informed us that her child is very sick and that their doctor’s first impression is that the symptoms seem to be caused by a genetic disease. They are asking about the donor’s familial history and the genetic tests conducted to speed up the diagnosis. How do you want us to proceed?”

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Authors

Nicolás Garrido, Ph.D., M.Sc., Ernesto Bosch, M.D., M.Sc., Pilar Alamá, M.D., Amparo Ruiza, M.D.

Volume 104, Issue 4, Pages 833-835

Abstract

“Sorry Doctor, Mrs. X informed us that her child is very sick and that their doctor’s first impression is that the symptoms seem to be caused by a genetic disease. They are asking about the donor’s familial history and the genetic tests conducted to speed up the diagnosis. How do you want us to proceed?”

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