What are the recessive genetic diseases?

Recessive genetic diseases happen when the two copies of the abnormal gene, responsible of a disease, must be present in order for the disease to develop. All genetic information is contained in 23 pairs of chromosomes and, within each chromosome, packaged in genes. We have two copies of each gene (alleles), one that we inherited…

Transfer of donated embryos, what is it?

The transfer of donated embryos, or embryo donation, is the transfer of embryos given by a couple (after IVF) to a recipient for the purpose of pregnancy. These donated embryos are frozen, and come from couples who have mostly achieved pregnancy through in Vitro Fertilization and are unwilling to use their frozen embryos for future…