Hi all- I'm a new member with SCA 8. I'm curious if others have gone through ivf in order to do preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to have a healthy child free of ataxia. PGD involves a special probe that tests cells in embryos for a genetic mutation so that only healthy embryos will be implanted for pregnancy. Even though SCA 8 carriers may not ever show symptoms (reduced penetance), I don't want to take the chance that it could be a problem even in future generations.
Hi -You might try doing a search in the box above by the sign-in link. I did one for you, using “IVF”, but you might try other words: