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This discussion forum is about the positive and negative aspects of genetic testing. After having read chapter 2 in your textbook (which discusses reproductive issues parents can face and options available to them) and the Blyth (2008) article (which makes a great case for social workers taking a socially responsible position about reproductive options) I want you to reflect on the case study provided to you in this week’s learning module about genetic testing.
Specifically, address the following questions:
- In general, what are your own thoughts about genetic testing?
- Do you observe any obvious advantages and disadvantages of the information presented in the case study? Explain.
- Are there any potential discriminative and/or ethical practices resulting from genetic testing in the study that may concern you and why?
- What other issues in the case study resonated with you and why?
*Be sure to include the required information (citations, references, 1 outside scholarly peer-reviewed source)
This is the handout you will use to answer this week’s discussion question. (genetic testing pdf & chapter 2)