With the advances of genome sequencing techniques and speeds, individuals can easily have genetic testing completed
With the advances of genome sequencing techniques and speeds, individuals can easily have genetic testing completed. These genetic tests can reveal if you have genetic markers or susceptibility genes for certain diseases, disorders, allergies, and other issues. For this discussion board, I want you to consider the ramifications of genetic testing. Would you want to know if you had a genetic marker for physical or mental health disorders? Are there instances where you might want to know, but maybe under some circumstances that you would not want to know? Explain your reasoning.
How should genetic testing impact things like insurance or medical care? (For example, can insurance companies charge higher premiums for people with increased likelihood of certain disorders? or be able to deny cover? what if you know you are susceptible to something, but refuse to do the things that could prevent the disorder, are you then liable?) Explain your reasoning.