Genetic Research


Thesis Statements:

Genetic testing can improve lives and has enormous benefits.

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Uncertainties surrounding genetic testing outweigh the benefits of this testing.

Some issues in this argument:

Should we encourage wider use of genetic screening?
Should we enact privacy rules controlling the release of genetic test results to employers or insurance companies? Is discrimination an inevitable result?
Can these tests be trusted to be accurate?
Should healthy people take medical action as a result of genetic testing results?

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