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The science of genetic testing is fast reaching the point where it can be determined whether people carry genes for debilitating and often fatal diseases. Before long, employers will be able to know in advance whether job candidates are likely to need time off for illness; they can reject such candidates in advance. Further, health insurance companies may deny policies to such individuals. They may even refuse to reimburse parents for the delivery of a child known to be disabled before birth.

Based on your thoughts and your personal perspective, what ethical considerations affect your view of this possible future scenario.

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The major ethical consideration that affects my view of this possible future scenario is that genetic testing will limit the opportunities available to an individual by allowing people to predict or forecast about an individual's future health. ...

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Based on your thoughts and your personal perspective, what ethical considerations affect your view of this possible future scenario.

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