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Plus Genetic testing enables physicians to help diagnose diseases & proper treatment for patients. there is no need to legally regulate personal genetic information. DNA information is no more private than other forms of information regularly collected by employers, private companies, or government agencies. Genetic screening would help insurance companies maintain lower insurance rates for healthy individuals. Minus People may feel anxious, depressed, or even angry about their test results. In some cases, genetic testing may cause tension in the family. Genetic screening would help insurance companies maintain lower insurance rates for healthy individuals Even if a changed chromosome or gene is found, it is not possible to tell how severely a person will be affected. Test results may sometimes reveal family secrets involving paternity and adoption. Once you have the results of a genetic test there is no going back. Implications Patients need to be informed sufficiently about the implications of genetic screening
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