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Can PGT-A / PGS detect autism?

2 fertility expert(s) answered this question

Answer from: Maria José Mendiola, MD, MSc in Human Genetics, MSc in Science Communication, ObGyn

Gynaecologist, Gynaecologist in Reproductive Medicine & Reproductive Genetics
Clínica Monterrico

Answer from: Dimitra Christopikou, Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

Geneticist, Head of the PGT lab
Embryogenesis IVF Unit Athens

No, up to now. We don’t really know the genetic basis of autism. There are numerous studies and world studies out there that will help us underlie the genetic causes of autism but I think it will take time and this will be a very complex result so up to now the reality is that we cannot detect autism either through this process of pre implantation genetic testing or even prenatal testing.


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Can you genetically test an embryo for autism?

This is a common question asked nowadays. What are the limits of genetic testing of embryos? Can they screen for autism?

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