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    People are worried about being rejected for a job, because of their genetic information. No company should have the right to hire, fire or judge people based on their genetic background. Genetic discrimination is when people are treated unfairly because of the differences in their DNA and their chance of getting a disease. A number of laws have passed that have protected people under the law. For example, GINA, which protects people from genetic discrimination from employers and health insurance providers. Even though laws have been passed to help protect people from genetic discrimination, companies have broken the law, paid a penalty and were free to go. The laws that are too be passed must be hard on the employer and act as some kind of…

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    Technically all of the previous points discussed can be considered under the category of genetic discrimination. In this case any type of modification is going against the role of nature. Every path a person goes down is because they were destined to do so, even if it was not the right path, it still helped guide them to where they needed to be. Genetically enhancing genotypes in an unborn child is completely going against nature. Most people will agree in the matter of God brings children into…

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    legalities with genetic testing nor had I heard of any incidence within my organization. I agree with your discussion post, the manager likely was violating the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA). According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), “Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), which prohibits genetic information discrimination in employment, took effect on November 21, 2009.” The law prohibits employees from…

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    Race and ethnicity has little effect of genetic makeup, but it has a great effect on the level of care that an individual receives. There are many studies indicating that minority groups receive more expensive and lower quality health care. Some studies take a look at whether the site of care affects the quality of care among minority groups and how different lifestyle factors could also influence health. Using race in the health care system creates unnecessary discrimination. This…

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    Essay #1: Discrimination Through Genetic Screening Starting off, I believe discrimination through genetic screening can be justified. Greed is in human nature, either for money, property, and many more. Nobody would want to choose to live an horrible life without any money, food, and home. Like all others, entrepreneurs would want his/her business to have the best people that would fit well with their environment, but also somehow improve their business. So, I believe it would be reasonable for…

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    Lisa Genova’s Inside the O’Briens explores the impact of a genetic, neurological disease on a close-knit family. For this particular book, Genova selected to examine how Huntington’s disease can affect the relationships and lives of family members following a diagnosis. Joe O’Brien is the primary character targeted by this disease, but his family absorbs the shock via adjustments to symptoms and possible diagnosis later in life. Throughout this analysis, I will consider how Joe’s novel diagnosis…

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    population, prompted immense backlash against eugenics in the war’s aftermath and began the controversial discussion against human manipulation of genetic makeup (Eugenics, 2006). This is relative to the current public debate over the ethicality of human genetic engineering because often times the distinction between eugenics and human genetic engineering is lost. Genetic testing, the fundamental base of human genetic engineering, was…

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    a full genetic program that gives that individual their own genetic identity. This contributes to genetic testing and how individuals can be identified today. One of the first known DNA identifications was in India in 1193 where Jai Chand, a great Indian monarchy, was destroyed by Muhammad’s army and Jai Chand, Raja of Kanauji, was murdered and he was then identified by his false teeth (Balachander, Babu, Jimson, Priyadharsini, & Masthan, 2016, p. 3). Ever since then, genetic identification has…

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    shortly to the entire world. Genetically changing our offspring could change the world for the better or it could lead to our destruction. There are very few benefits that can come from this such as life expectancy and how intellectual the human brain can become. The downsides, however, include overpopulation on the Earth, a new type of discrimination, and the potential loss of genetic diversity. Genetically engineering our offspring could greatly affect future generations for many years, and…

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    types of new ideas and advancements can only leave us to question our own morality. In my thesis I will discuss the effects of reproductive technology and all it entails. Genetic Modification: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Ethical Choices that are made Thesis: Genetic modification…

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