The Pros And Cons Of Genetic Screening
Although genetic screening can be beneficial, it can also do harm. For instance, if genetic testing was so widespread, the cost of performing the test would drop dramatically. The equipment that would be used would not be that of the best and the results maybe unreliable. There should be a proper medical environment for providing information before testing and counseling afterwards. Effective and acceptable precautions should be introduced also standards and procedures concerning implementation and the organization of genetic screening should be established. This issue is somewhat similar to abortion since many believe that abortions and genetic screening should only be done if there is a history of a genetic disease in the family or if there are problems during pregnancy. There are many pros and cons in the issue of genetic screening, like many modern ethical issues there may never be a compromise.
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