Testing and treating genetic diseases

Science(Biology 1).  Ethical question-Genetic testing can determine whether a person is carrying the alleles that cause genetic disorders. But there are limits to the testing, and the subject raises a number of ethical issues.

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Neonatal screening is carried out:
after birth
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Carrier testing would be most useful to see if:
a person is heterozygous for the cystic fibrosis allele
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A false negative means:
the test shows that a person does not carry a certain allele when they do
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Insurance companies may want to know the results of genetic tests that you have. The reason for this is...
Not give you cover for any identified conditions in order to reduce the amount of money they will need to pay out
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Martin thinks genetic testing is against God and nature. Susan thinks genetic testing will help to save lives. Mary think genetic testing needs to be debated by society before we decide whether we should use it or not. Which person thinks genetic testin
Martin
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Ranjit thinks that genetic testing will do far more good than harm. Anita thinks that genetic testing should never be used because it is against nature. Stuart thinks that we do not know enough about genetic testing to decide whether or not it should be u
Anita
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Ranjit thinks that genetic testing will do far more good than harm. Anita thinks that genetic testing should never be used because it is against nature. Stuart thinks that we do not know enough about genetic testing to decide whether or not it should be u
Ranjit
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Carrier testing would be most useful to see if:

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a person is heterozygous for the cystic fibrosis allele

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A false negative means:

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Insurance companies may want to know the results of genetic tests that you have. The reason for this is...

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Martin thinks genetic testing is against God and nature. Susan thinks genetic testing will help to save lives. Mary think genetic testing needs to be debated by society before we decide whether we should use it or not. Which person thinks genetic testin

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