Blood test had nothing to do with having a hitler

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blood test had nothing to do with having a Hitler mentality; it is a simple detector that allows the expecting parents to make decisions on how they will handle the situation. A scientific technique that is related to the research in genetics was discussed in our textbook where scientists replaced the unwanted DNA found instead with a suiting DNA strand that will benefit the mother and the future baby (Pence, 2017). The mitochondria can transport genetic diseases that can undesirably affect the outcome of the child. When replacing the unwanted DNA strand, expecting parents will be relieved to know that their children have a higher chance in being healthy (Pence, 2017). Just as the annual ethics symposium showed by Dr. Williams, “We are not telling parents what to do with the information we give them. We are simply identifying a potential health hazard. This test is a medical advance, plain and simple… this is merely a blood test, and it is optional. Simply trying to provide expecting parents with more information about their unborn child. Down syndrome can cause significant impairment and increased health risks, we are acting ethically as health care providers in making the test available to all” (Bull and Genetics, 2011). 2
Week 3: Prenatal Testing Scenario and Reflection References Bull, M. J., & Genetics, T. C. (2011, August 01). Health Supervision for Children with Down Syndrome. Retrieved November 19, 2017, from Introduction to Eugenics. (n.d.). Retrieved from Pence, G.E. (2017). Medical ethics: accounts of ground-breaking cases (7th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education 3

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