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The Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Act, 2021

25. Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis. -

(1) The Pre-implantation Genetic testing shall be used to screen the human embryo for known, pre-existing, heritable or genetic diseases only.

(2) The donation of an embryo after Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis to an approved research laboratory for research purposes shall be done only-

(a) with the approval of the commissioning couple or woman; and

(b) when the embryo suffers from pre-existing, heritable, life-threatening or genetic diseases.

(3) The National Board may lay down such other conditions as it deems fit in the interests of the Pre-implantation Genetic testing.

Explanation.-For the purposes of this section, the expression-

(i) "Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis" means the genetic diagnosis when one or both genetic parents has a known genetic abnormality and testing is performed on an embryo to determine if it also carries a genetic abnormality; and

(ii) "Pre-implantation Genetic testing" means a technique used to identify genetic defects in embryos created through in-vitro fertilisation before pregnancy.

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