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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.

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.