Tuesday, March 28, 2006

DNA Testing?

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/14.04/start.html?pg=10

The tech world is fairly slow today, so I'm posting something new. I want replies to this, if you feel so inclined.

The article linked to above discusses DNA Testing. Let me sum it up. You can now pay to have your DNA tested. The results will tell you, albeit inconclusively, whether you might be genetically predisposed to certain diseases.

This brings up the question...do you want to know? If you're at extreme genetic risk for cancer, say...do you really want to know that in advance? What can that knowledge give you?

And what about for people getting married? What if a DNA test reveals that your children are likely to have birth defects or diseases? Will that prevent you from having children at all? Again, do you really want to know?

So...a penny for your thoughts. To DNA test or not to DNA test?


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