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    Genetic testing and Who Should Have Access

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    Are there any conditions under which insurance companies or employers should be allowed access to the results of the test for genetic defects? Discuss this issue from the standpoint of the company or employer, the individual who was tested, and society as a whole.

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    This is an opinion type question. What purpose would your genetic test results serve to someone that was considering hiring you? What purpose would it serve the insurance companies? What purpose does it serve the individual?

    I do not think that employers need to know your genetic test results because if it showed that maybe you carried a gene that could cause you to develop cancer, they might not hire you. This could result in discrimination because of a genetic test that shows something you may or ...

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    This solution discusses genetic testing and the consequences of letting others, such as employers, view the results and how it affects someone personally. Links are included on genetic testing.