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Transcript of Human Genome
Some health care professionals don't counsel parents properly on options. Not all fetal genetic testing is reliable or useful.
What kind of societal issues may be generated by genetic testing?
You may be treated differently in public if some one finds out about that disease.
What benefits are there to having a genetic test?
Whether they are positive or negative and help people make informed decisions about managing their health care. It can also help people make a decision of having children.
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What kind of privacy issues may be generated by the HGP?
Human Genome testing may be abused by non-medical institutions or a person can be defined based on genetic disorders the person may have.
What kind of psychological issues may be generated by genetic testing?
They feel like they won't be accepted into society and also won't be able to have children or that they are the reason for their child having a disease.
What information can be learned from genetic testing?
Diagnose a disease, find genetic differences that have caused you already diagnosed disease, find genetic differences that may increase your risk for getting a disease, find genetic differences that you could pass on to your children.
Finding genetic diseases in unborn babies
Finding out if people carry a gene for a disease and might pass it on to their children
Screening embryos for disease
Testing for genetic diseases in adults before they cause symptoms
Making a diagnosis in a person who has disease symptoms
Figuring out the type or dose of a medicine that is best for a certain person
What kind of risks or problems are involved in having a genetic test?
Can feel angry, depressed, anxious, or guilty. Women can also risk losing a child during pregnancy.
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