biology- genetic testing

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  • Created on: 31-12-12 17:52
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  • genetic testing
    • embryos
      • IVF
        • pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
          • doctors check the embryos for genetic disorders
            • healthy ones are implanted
    • children
      • to see if they are carriers of genetic disorders
        • to see if there children could inherit the disorder
    • adults
      • to see if they are carriers
    • issues surrounding genetic testing
      • the result of the genetic tests may not be 100% accurate
      • tests carried  out during pregnancy arnt 100% safe
      • if a test is positive should other family members be tested?
      • is it right for someone whose at risk of genetic disorder to have children?
      • if a test carried out during pregnancy is positive, should they terminate the pregnancy?
      • should an employer/insurance companies be allowed to see the results?

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