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    Genetic Testing Ethics

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    So if genetic testing can be so beneficial, why is it ethically controversial? As President Bill Clinton once said, we must “recognize that this extraordinary march of human understanding imposes on us profound responsibilities, to make sure that the age of discovery can continue to reflect our most cherished values” ("President Clinton 's Comments on the Signing," 2013). Because of its nature, genetic testing leads to a whole host of potential problems including genetic discrimination, the use of human subjects, informed consent from subjects, privacy concerns, regulation of genetic tests, and intellectual property concerns ("Issues in Genetics," 2016). Some of these problems have already been addressed through legislation, while others have…

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    Genetic Testing

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    What is the public opinion on genetic testing? Some see it as a faulty and unreliable waste of time and money, and others that truly understand it see it was a very beneficial way to save millions of lives. Genetic testing uses laboratory methods to look at your genes, which are the DNA instructions you inherit from your mother and your father. Genetic tests may be used to identify increased risks of health problems, to choose treatments, or to assess responses to treatments (NHGR 1). Genetic…

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    The topic of genetic testing is laced with controversy in today’s society. An abundance of well-researched and well-articulated arguments exists on each side of the discussion. It is beneficial that one considers both sides before making assertions in favor or against the institution of genetic testing. Some of the benefits of genetic testing include assisting doctors in making healthcare decisions, providing patients with clarity for an illness that would otherwise go undiagnosed, and screening…

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    Imagine genetic testing being done on fetuses to filter out those who aren’t physically fit. This very idea was portrayed in a movie back in the 1990’s. However, we are not quite as advanced about the testing as in the science fiction genre, we are at a point in which pros and cons about the concept of testing one’s genome are being weighed. For instance, if a pregnant women receives information from genetic testing stating her baby could potentially become ill before or sometime after birth,…

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    the phenomenal scientific breakthroughs regarding genetic testing, we are put in the challenging situation of having to wrestle with moral dilemmas regarding our unborn children and our personal bodies. Just because it has been made possible by scientific innovations, is it always the right choice? As seems to be the norm with new developments in scientific testing, attached is going to most likely be…

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    disorder affecting 1 in every 10,000 individuals (Halpin, 2011). Genetic predictive testing is a good option for at-risk individuals to know if they will develop the disease. Therefore in this paper, I will discuss HD genetic testing advancements, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of the test. HD is an inherited neurological disorder that results in involuntary movements as well as cognitive and psychiatric disturbances (Warby et al., 2014). Sadly, HD’s symptoms generally emerge…

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    Are you for or against genetic tests on children? In the articles,”Why we Should Think Twice About Giving Genetic Tests to Our Kids,” and “Genetic Testing for Kids: Is It a Good Idea?” They both give multiple reasons why it is a bad idea to test kids genetics. The first reason is that adults and children may worry. The second reason is that you may find unknown information. The third reason is that if you get diagnosed it may be incurable. One of the main reasons it is a bad idea to…

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    Genetic Testing Benefits

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    Genetic testing is not beneficial because people have been abusing the use of the technology which has caused problems towards false expectations and ethics as well. Genetic testing is not beneficial because people have been abusing the use of the technology. For instance, “A culturally reinforced image of the desirable child-the perfect-child syndrome-may lead couples to try repeated pregnancies, terminating the undesirables and giving birth only to the “best” test passers. Those born in this…

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    Genetic testing is also known as DNA testing. It utilizes laboratory methods to study genes and chromosomes, in order to detect the presence of genetic diseases or the mutant forms of genes associated with high probabilities of developing genetic disorders, to design appropriate treatment. There are different types of genetic tests: Diagnostic testing, carrier testing, prenatal testing, pharmacogenomics testing, Research genetic testing and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Families who…

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    What is Genetic Testing? According to the National Human Genome Research Institute, Genetic testing "uses laboratory methods to look at your genes, which are the DNA instructions you inherit from your mother and your father. Genetic testing may be used to identify increased risk of health problems, to choose a treatment, or to assess responses to treatments." Genetic testing shouldn't be done. Genetic testing is complicated and arduous for people to cope with and companies don't really care what…

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