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Previous Question: Should parents know the genome of their future or newborn child?

Do you know anyone with a genetically detectable condition? If you had a mutation that would shorten your lifespan, would you want to know? What if it wasn't your genes, but the genes of your future or newborn children? Prenatal tests screening for genetic diseases are already commonly used, but new advances in technology can allow us to know someone's entire genome - before they are born. Parents can learn something as simple as their unborn child's eye color, or something as life-impacting as their future cancer risks.

Build your case for or against this provocative question using personal experience, scientific evidence, and social values. Your personal experiences are the observations you have made and the knowledge you have gained through your experiences. Social values are attitudes about how humans should live together. Scientific evidence comes from published studies on the subject itself. While science can inform many questions, some answers can only be found with social values and personal experiences. Sit across from a partner and compare your cases.

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