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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.

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