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The number of schools include personal genetic testing as part of the curriculum is growing — schools are offering students the ability to send in their DNA for genetic testing!
Additional article: http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/10/personal-genomics-in-the-classroom-students-sequence-themselves.html (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)
A visit to your own doctor could also result in genetic testing or genome sequencing in order to better treat you. See, for example: http://www.illumina.com/clinical/illumina_clinical_laboratory.ilmn (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (Links to an external site.)
https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/primer/testing/benefits (Links to an external site.)
Now that you know more about genetics, would you agree to participate in genome sequencing as part of a course? Why or Why not? Does it make a difference if the sequencing information is used to treat you (or requested by your doctor), as opposed to teach you? Does the potential abuse of your DNA profile worry you? What safe guards do you think should be implemented to ensure your DNA sequence is protected? (10 points)