Genetic Testing Ethics

Genetic Testing Ethics

A genetic test is defined by the insurance industry as "a laboratory test of a person's genes or chromosomes for abnormalities, defects or deficiencies, including carrier status, that are linked to physical or mental disorders or impairments, or that indicate susceptibility to illness, disease or other disorder, whether physical or mental, which test is a direct test and not an indirect manifestation of genetic disorders.

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Genetic Discrimination
Genetic Discrimination
People with genetic flaws, not all of which show up as dysfunctions, may be denied life insurance, health insurance, and access to schooling or to jobs.
Eugenics
Eugenics
Social or political pressure may be applied to people to make childbearing decisions on the basis of genetic information. Mating between those with valued genes may be encouraged while mating between two people with dangerous recessive traits may be prohibited. Women carrying foetuses with genetic abnormalities may be encouraged to abort.
Genetic Determinism
Genetic determinism is the belief that behavioural and personality Characteristics, such as intelligence or criminal behaviour, are mostly a function of genes. Genetic determinism implies a fatalistic attitude toward health and disease. It can be used to justify bigotry and to perpetuate racial or ethnic inequalities. A genetic underclass could be created.
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