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Genetic discrimination is where an individual persons DNA is tested for the genetic make-up and finding the defects in genes. For example; a person might have a higher chance of dying from cancer or might have a difficulty in speech or hearing, basically genetic discrimination is a judgment of your problems. That most likely cannot be avoided because it is past down from your parents, or something went wrong in your human development. Genetic testing began in the 1990’s for diseases and defects. In the 90s there was concern over the privacy and discrimination by the people, but health insurance companies and employers invested money into the research. In 20 years it has scene seen vast improvement in methods of identifying genetic defects/diseases. Many laws are put in place to prohibit health insurance companies to use your genetics against you gaining coverage. Similar laws have been put in place for employment, visas and public and private services. What is genetic testing? Genetic testing recognises the changes in proteins, genes and chromosomes. Resulting in determining human development and disorders. “More than 1,000 genetic tests are currently in use, and more are being developed.” (quote from) -date access 7/3/14, -name of creator USA government -date site published/updated last 14/3/14 Genetic tests can be grouped into three main categories - Molecular genetic testing; studying single genes and detecting genetic disorders. - Chromosomal genetic testing; to analyze whole chromosomes to understand the cause of a genetic condition. - Biochemical genetic testing; to test the activity level of proteins and to show the changes to DNA that form a genetic disorder. ... ... middle of paper ... ... the Childs personality. Another thing, the world would not have a variety of people or cultures because we would be genetically engineer humans. To sum it up, it’s unnatural to change our personality. The end result of allowing genetic discrimination being allowed, it's even to me, the positive and negatives weigh themselves out into a equal argument. With allowing genetic discrimination there will be less deaths, but is it worth watching people live in a jail or being a part in a new type of racism that no matter what you do, your dreams will never come true because you cannot change what you have in your genes! Then again we might be able to see more about genes, perhaps peoples actions they might take, or their personality, and being able to stop the terrible before it happens. So What do you Think Should there, or should there not be genetic discrimination?

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