gender and trait selection

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eryckwu
gender and trait selection

Post by eryckwu » Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:54 am

can we select trait now??i read an article in wall street journal a year ago and it says you guys will help people select gender and trait..here's my situation, i'm a caucasian female and my husband is chinese. i would like my baby take most of my trait instead of my husband..for example: blue eye, blond hair etc..can we do that ???and if we could,what procedures would that be?

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Re: gender and trait selection

Post by Dr. Wisot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:35 pm

With PGS we can select gender. The rest of the trait selection you read about was a fraud and is not possible.


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eryckwu

Re: gender and trait selection

Post by eryckwu » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:36 pm

how about IVF?

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Re: gender and trait selection

Post by Dr. Wisot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:37 pm

PGS is done in an IVF cycle and is the part that evaluates the genetics so IVF cannnot tell you any more than the PGS itself.

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maureenl

Re: gender and trait selection

Post by maureenl » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:41 pm

Hi,
I had IV 3 years ago and produced 9 embryos. The doctor implanted two and only one survived but we were blessed with a little girl. My husband and I are now ready to have another child and would love a little boy. Since the remaining 7 embryos have been frozen for 3 years is it still possible to determine their sex?

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Re: gender and trait selection

Post by Dr. Wisot » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:43 pm

If they are three day old embryos it is possible. If they are 5 day old embryos it is problematic. See the previous post for details.

Arthur L. Wisot, M. D.
Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc.
Redondo Beach, California

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Re: gender and trait selection

Post by maureenl » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:43 pm

That answers my question, thank you very much.

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