Genomic Testing

Kylie Terven


Genomic Testing (Genetic Testing) is a way to looks at your genes and determine the chances of you receiving a family disorder

A few ways Genomic Testing can help you and your society.

1) Genomic Testing can show the best treatments for a family disease.

2) Genomic Testing can tell you if a heredity disease can travel farther than immediate family (aunts, uncles, cousins).

3) Genomic Testing shows early diseases in newborns and treats them immediately so they do not hurt them long term.

4) Genomic Testing can track diseases of mothers and fathers of unborn babies in order to treat them as soon as they are born.

5) Genomic Testing can help scientists come up with cures.

How does Genomic Testing affect my peers?

If my peers have develop a hereditary disease they have a possibility of someone having a cure for it. Then once their children are born they will have treatments in order to keep them from developing the disease.
Scientists have been researching Genomic Testing since the 1990's.

Ethical concerns that relate to Genomic Testing

"Genetic testing is a relatively new and rapidly emerging field; yet, public health has been involved in public policies and practices involving genetic testing for conditions such as phenylketonuria and sickle cell disease for some time."

Genomic Testing in the future

In the future, Genomic Testing hopes to create more helpful cancer treatments.


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