Nursing 210 | Nursing homework help

 

GENETIC TESTING

       Genetic testing means test of the chromosomes. This test determines problems at the DNA level, which is also called the genetic level. Because the DNA is made before birth in the womb, and that has the person’s genetic information. Genetic testing involves testing chromosomes, genes, and proteins (Hubbard and Lewontin, 1996).

As far as the genetic tests are concerned, they should be mandatory when a known genetic disorder or a parent is a carrier of a congenital disease. The genetic test should be allowed until it is voluntary. The tests are good because if they do not detect ant problem, they can provide relief. The existing laws promote genetic privacy and nondiscrimination. It is essential to let the family know about the possible genetic mutation in the newborn (Fulda and Lykens, 2006). But still, the choice of the test depends on the family.

The benefits of genetic testing are:

·       It correlates genes to diseases

·       It can help the families to make decisions about the lifestyle or treatment of the child.

·       It can relieve the family if the results are negative.

The potential problems with genetic testing are:

·       False positives or false negatives, which can stress out the parents and family.

·       Ethical issues, whether to recommend the testing, and the social discrimination felt after the test.

·       Twinning is possible until 14 to 15 days of the test.

If a genetic test is offered to me today, I will go for it. I will be curious to know about my genetic mutations and if I carry a congenital disease. It is helpful to know before you have kids with someone with the same gene and end up with a miserable life.

REFERENCES

Fulda, K. G., & Lykens, K. (2006). Ethical issues in predictive genetic testing: a public health perspective. Journal of Medical Ethics32(3), 143-147.

Hubbard, R., & Lewontin, R. C. (1996). Pitfalls of genetic testing.







Calculate Your Essay Price
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
$26
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Urgency
Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

New Year Offers! Enjoy 10% OFF this January using the coupon code: best10