Episode 7: IVF for Huntington's Disease - Up Against Chance


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Having a family isn’t an easy task, but it’s a dream that many young couples hope for. When a genetic neurodegenerative disease is part of the picture, though, what does having a family look like? Today in the HOPES Podcast, we meet with a couple who found out their HD status completely by chance - and in a pretty unusual way. HD changed not only their lives, but the lives of the generations of their family to come. HD-specific topics: in-vitro fertilization (IVF), preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), expansion events, post-mortem donation for research Names have been changed to protect privacy. CW: Blood, labor, medical procedures, termination of pregnancy, needles, dissection (in a medical and scientific context). Podcast produced by Cat Gonzales Fergesen. Graphic by Kenneth Ronquillo. To learn more about HOPES or Huntington’s Disease, visit hopes.stanford.edu/ Music: "Funky Banane - Nightclub (CB 005)" or "Funky Banane Nightclub (ID 210)" Checkie Brown - www.checkie-brown.de www.musikbrause.de (CC-by-nc-nd) Left for Deadish by junior85, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Noose Mitten by Mac68K, CC BY-NC-SA https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Tè verde by Macchiato Funky, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/ December Mourning by Montana Skies, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ Baby Birch Heartbeat by Daniel Birch, CC BY-NC 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ Spirit Family by Grandfather Gold, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 US https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

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