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KVUE Austin: PGD tests can prevent future generations from hereditary diseases

PGDKUVEJim Bergamo on KVUE AUSTIN — One Austin couple made sure their firstborn would not succumb to a certain genetic disease.

“I wasn’t going to put my child through that,” said Monti Pal, who carries a rare genetic disease. “I wasn’t going to put us through that.”

Pal is referring to X-linked Hyper IGM, a rare genetic disease that affects the immune system. It’s almost always fatal in males. She lost two infant brothers to the disease, but a third brother, Trishul, made it to age 22.

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