By Meredith Knight
, Genetic Literacy Project
Melinda developed breast cancer early in life, age 29. She tested positive for BRCA1, a gene that increases the risk of breast, ovarian and prostate cancers significantly.
So, after her treatments and chemo, when she and her husband Matt were able to consider starting their own family, the decision weighed heavily upon them.
Then they learned about pre-implantation genetic diagnosis or PGD.