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Preimplantation Genetic Testing Special Interest Group (PGTSIG)


PGTSIG’s Mission Statement:

The ASRM Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis Special Interest Group has been established to coordinate research, education, and training in preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGT) in collaboration with the Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis International Society.

 

2023-2024 Preimplantation Genetic Testing Special Interest Group Leadership:

Chair: Prof. Dagan Wells

Chair Elect: Dr. Gary Harton

Vice Chair: Dr. Alyssa Snider

Immediate Past Chair: Dr. Kangpu Xu

Past Chair: Dr. Svetlana Rechitsky

 

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