A new DNA test has the ability to test newborns for up to 2,000 genetic conditions. Currently, newborns are tested for around 30 congenital defects, but many are worried that revealing too much about a baby’s DNA could cause discrimination in the future. The test is currently in clinical trials at Boston Brigham and Women’s Hospital and many are raising the issue of privacy concerns.
Would you subject your newborn to a breakthrough genetic scan that could tell you many of the conditions and diseases that they may suffer from over the course of their lifetime?
Pat would be reluctant, and perhaps rightfully so.
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