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Advantages of Genetic Testing for Familiar Disease

Discuss ethics with respect to genetic testing. Would you want to know your personal risk for a genetic disease, assuming that a family history was revealed? As a parent, or potential parent, would you want to know if your child had a risk for a genetic disease? Would you test for the actual presence of a genetic disease? Explain your reasoning for each response.

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Solution Summary

This discussion is an argument for genetic testing where familial genetic disease is known. It includes justification for knowing, focused on preventive care and informed decision making.