Genetic testing


This is a graded discussion: 20 points possible

due Mar 10

Discussion 1.2 – Genetic Testing

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Discussion 1.2: Genetic Testing

Genetic diagnostic testing has been developed for many individuals with a history of disease in their families.  The testing can identify if an individual has a defective gene.

For this discussion, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of genetic testing.

  • Include whether or not you would have genetic testing done.
  • Explain your answer.

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