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Name: Yury Verlinsky, PhD

Affiliation: Reproductive Genetics Institute, Chicago, IL

Chapters Contributed: Preimplantation Diagnosis for Mendelian Disorders

General Biographical Description: Dr Verlinsky is Director of Reproductive Genetics Institute, Chicago, IL, with satellite centers in many countries. He was one of the first who introduced chorionic villus sampling for prenatal diagnosis in USA, and also pioneered the polar body testing for preimplantation genetic diagnosis. He is the author of over 160 papers, including the first 5 books in Preimplantation Genetics.

Special Interests: Cytogenetics, embryology and prenatal and preimplantation genetics

Contact Address: 2825 North Halsted St., Chicago IL 60657 Phone: 773 472-4900