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IVF Technology Helped Protect an Australian Child's Eyesight
Watching her 2-year-old son Tom track the path of a tiny ant is not just charming to Sheree Staggs — it is a miracle of modern science. With a family history of male blindness caused by a rare genetic disorder, Staggs faced a 50 percent chance of any sons losing their sight. Staggs and husband Peter, went to Genea for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (PGD) with Dr Alison Gee. The testing allows each embryo to be screened to determine if it was affected by the genetic disorder. The careful embryo selection means Mrs Staggs' boys and their future offspring are completely free of juvenile retinoschisis.