Preimplantation Genetic Testing

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In this month’s Taboo-ty Podcast episode, we interview Serena Talcott Baughman, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor. The discussion isabout preimplantation genetic testing, also called PGT, which can be used to identify embryos at risk of having a specific genetic or chromosomal condition (for example, Lynch syndrome or FAP). Learn more about PGT on this podcast as we dive into the science, process, controversy, and basic information of this technology.

About the Presenter

Serena Talcott Baughman, MS, CGC, Genetic Counselor

Serena is a board-certified clinical genetic counselor on the ORM genomics team. Before becoming a genetic counselor Serena completed her Bachelors and Masters degrees in teaching at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, OR and taught high school biology for ten years. Serena joined ORM after receiving her Master’s degree in Genetic Counseling from theUniversity of British Columbia in Vancouver. She provides genetic consultations for patients considering preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening, who are carriers of genetic disorders or chromosomal translocations, and who have personal or family histories of genetic conditions. She also provides genetic counseling expertise in her work with our egg donors, embryo donation program, and in-house sperm donors.

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