Is genetic testing right for you and your family?

Is genetic testing right for you and your family?
Recent advancements within scientific research have spurred controversy over the topic of genetic testing,
newborns. Although scientists can now identify certain DNA markers that reveal an increased propensity for various
diseases and disorders, numerous moral dilemmas quickly emerge. How will predicting future events impact the present?
Would k
nowing that your child is most likely going to develop Alzheimer’s disease change the way that you raise him
or
her? Should someone help you understand the implications if you are told that your child is most likely going to be
autistic? What impact will t
hese “potential” results have on your child’s healthcare? Could genetic testing force your child
to be plagued with unnecessary stigmas?
Read the article by Pollack (2010) and write a two
page critique examining why so much controversy surrounds genetic
t
esting today. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s stance on this topic?
Pollack, H. (2010). Put to the test: As genetic screening gets cheaper and easier, it’s raising questions that health
care
providers aren’t prepared to answer.
The American Pro
spect
,
21
(9), 21
24. Retrieved from Opposing Viewpoints
in Context database.
Tips for locating the article:
Locate the article within the CSU Online Library. After you log into your myCSU homepage,
click on the CSU Online Library button. Next, go to the O
pposing Viewpoints in Context database. You will then type the
name of the article within the search box located at the top of the page and click “search.” You should then see the article
listed in your choices. You can always contact one of the librarians
for further assistance.
Tips for writing your Article Critique:
Introduction
This is meant to give a concise overview of the article being discussed and is usually one
paragraph in length.
Summary
This contains the summary of the article that gives
the general argument(s) and overview of the
featured author.
Critique
In this portion of the paper, you should provide a critique/opinion of the article. You should state
whether you agree or disagree with the issues that were posed. Furthermore, you s
hould also discuss why you
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agree
or disagree
with the author’s viewpoint(s). Do not forget to discuss the importance of this article to the field
of psychology.
Conclusion
This summarizes your final thoughts for the featured topic.
Note:
Do not forget to double space your response and use Times New Roman 12 pt. font. This written assignment
should have a cover page, two full pages of content in which you organize the four sections of the article critique based on
the guidelines as listed
above, and a references page. You are required to utilize the textbook, assigned article, and one
additional source to support your stance on this topic. All
three
sources should be included on your references page. You
should also have accompanying in
tex
t citations for each source that you have used throughout your response. Follow

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