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Genetic Testing

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Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ElChapo

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Genetic testing is a way of sequencing human DNA. With all of the different types of genetic testing there is in the world, they can not only be bad for the person getting the tests physically, but also, it can damage the person emotionally.
dancer731

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There are many different types of genetic testing. When thought about, some may believe it can be used for negative things. One way genetic testing can be used in a positive way is for the preconception of a child. Parents can test for the possibility for problems. Preconception screenings are tests before becoming pregnant. According to the article "Do You Need Genetic Testing?" (http://www.whattoexpect.com...), "if you or your partner has a family history of particular conditions or are of certain ethnic backgrounds, screenings may be a good idea." For example, those of Mediterranean, African, and Far East Asian descent may want to get tested for thalassemia (genetic blood disorder). These tests can help couples know the chances that a person will get or pass on a genetic disorder. If couples feel the need for more privacy, some companies offer genetic tests that they can do at home. One very popular test is called a pap test. This test can find changes in the cell of the cervix in a woman. It can find cancer cells or cells that can turn into cancer. Family history is very important for these preconception tests. These tests are harmless and just reassure parents that everything will go smoothly even before they conceive. It provides the potential parents more options and time if there is a chance of the baby having a genetic disorder. Without these tests, couples would go into a pregnancy blind with no idea about what the future for their child may hold.
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