Side Effect of Genetic Screening

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Genetic screening is the procedure of analyzing DNA specimen to detect the presence of a gene or genes related with an inherited disorder (Genetic screening 2011). In order to determine a person’s opportunity of developing a genetic disorder, the results of a genetic test can exclude a doubted genetic condition (What is genetic testing? 2011). It helps the infertility to have their next generation in future. Besides that, genetic screening has been carried out for partially common reasons as non-genetic screening for the health care of the ill and protection of diseases. Gitzelmann and Finley stated that genetic screening is a public health of first step not only because the gigantic demand for health message of families but despite of this challenge it at present to affect the livelihood of thousands of human being (cited in Miller 1999). In addition, the stated problem of genetic manipulation has absolutely aroused a big can of worms these past few years. Although genetic screening has been around for the past ten years, it should not be used to screen any healthy babies because the cost of the genetic screening is unaffordable by some low-income families, the reliability of genetic screening is still a question and the genetic screening is an immoral behavior. First of all, the cost of the genetic screening is unaffordable by some low-income families because currently the costs of the genetic testing is in between one hundred dollar to two thousand dollar or more (What is the cost of genetic testing, and how long does it take to get the results? 2011). For instance, some families can barely to have a treatment aid from the government to sponsor the medical expenses to them because most of the families could not afford to pay s... ... middle of paper ... ...overcome this issue from enduring. To conclude, the genetic screening should not be use to produce a baby because it brings a lot of disadvantages as aforementioned above. It is recommended that we should find other alternatives which are safer and be able to overcome the stated problem of genetic screening that has been highlighted above. Genetic screening commits to be a part of health care, because the medicine is an essential part of defensive curative and appropriate guarantee is a must to protect people risks (Miller 1999). This is because the cost of genetic screening is unaffordable by some low-income families, the reliability of genetic screening is still a question and the genetic screening is an immoral behavior so we hoped that more than other alternatives can be taken into an account as for the genetic screening brings more harm than profit.
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