Event Title

The Failure of Genetic Testing

Location

CSU

Student's Major

Communication Studies

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Daniel Cronn-Mills

Mentor's Department

Communication Studies

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

Scientists are fascinated with the breakthroughs and potential advances genetic testing can bring to the medical world. Genetic testing is an amazing advancement in technology and has the potential to save many lives. However, we should take a deeper look and realize this scientific breakthrough has some serious complications. Genetic testing is the wave of the future, and we need to grasp the complications. According to the July 21, 1999, Washington Post, more than 600 types of genetic testing are now available. In fact, genetic testing can be used for prenatal and newborn screening, carrier testing, and risk assessment. Most of the tests are used to determine the risk of hereditary complications, such as Huntington's Chorea or breast cancer. Everything is being tested except the labs and the tests themselves. No one regulates the genetic testing industry. This presentation explores the current problems with genetic testing, why the problems exist, and provides solutions to curb this problem in the medical industry.

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The Failure of Genetic Testing

CSU

Scientists are fascinated with the breakthroughs and potential advances genetic testing can bring to the medical world. Genetic testing is an amazing advancement in technology and has the potential to save many lives. However, we should take a deeper look and realize this scientific breakthrough has some serious complications. Genetic testing is the wave of the future, and we need to grasp the complications. According to the July 21, 1999, Washington Post, more than 600 types of genetic testing are now available. In fact, genetic testing can be used for prenatal and newborn screening, carrier testing, and risk assessment. Most of the tests are used to determine the risk of hereditary complications, such as Huntington's Chorea or breast cancer. Everything is being tested except the labs and the tests themselves. No one regulates the genetic testing industry. This presentation explores the current problems with genetic testing, why the problems exist, and provides solutions to curb this problem in the medical industry.