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CCC Harold Washington College Biology and DNA Research Paper

City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College

Question Description

I’m working on a Biology question and need guidance to help me study.

Address the following (~400 words):

  1. What is PGD?
  2. What is fetal DNA test?
  3. Compare and contrast PGD and fetal DNA tests.
  4. What are the advantages of PGD and fetal DNA tests over established procedures such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS)?
  5. What are the current concerns/issues with fetal DNA tests?
  6. What ethical issues concerns might arise as PGD and fetal DNA test technologies become more and more sophisticated?

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Running head: BIOLOGY AND DNA

Biology and DNA
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Biology and DNA
1. What is PGD?
PGD stands for pre-implantation genetic diagnosis. It refers to reproductive technology
that is used in conjunction with Vitro fertilization cycle to improve the possibility of an
effective or successful pregnancy as well as delivery (Traeger-Synodinos, 2017). It is a
genetic test performed on cells that have been obtained from the embryo, which assists in the
selection of best embryo in achieving pregnancy or avoiding any genetic disease which the
couple or parents are vulnerable to.
2. What is fetal DNA test?
Fetal DNA test refers to a method used in screening a developing baby for particular
chromosomal abnormalities. During this test, DNA from the mother, as well as the fetus, ...

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