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Unformatted text preview: Disease as you age. There is a genetic test that can determine whether you carry the mutated allele that causes
Huntington’s. Do you take the test?
1. What are the pros and cons of having this kind of genetic information?
The patient is able to prepare themselves mentally, physically, and financially in any way possible should they
have the disease. Also, they would be able to make loved ones aware, such as potential spouses if they ever
wanted to have children, but not pass the disease on to their offspring. However, the genetic information may
cause undo stress on the patient and their families, and many may just want to...
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This homework help was uploaded on 03/26/2014 for the course BIOLOGY 101 taught by Professor Weinstein during the Fall '07 term at University of Tennessee.
- Fall '07