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Part I: Genetic Material

Part II: Gene Transmission

Part III: Gene Expression

Part IV: Genetic Regulation

Part V: Genetics and Society

Part VI: Project Literacy

 

 

 

 

 
Part V: Genetics and Society
 
Lesson 10: The Risks of Applying Genetic
Technology to Health Care
                 Practice Test
 
Question 1:
Which of the following is not a risk of genetic testing?
  A.Compromised privacy and              confidentiality of individual genetic             information
  B.Increased medical surveillance              if one tests positive for a             disorder or disease
  C.Lack of scientific validity
            of test results
  D.Misinterpretation of test results             
Question 2:
What are some of the unintended consequences of genetic testing?
  A.Discovery of a misattributed             paternity or adoption
  B.Unauthorized publication of results              of your genetic tests
  C.Elimination of newborns 
            with genetic disorders
   D.All of the above
Question 3:
Why is genetic testing of children a major ethical dilemma?
  A.Children are not smart enough to             decide whether or not to have             genetic testing.
  B.Children can institute lawsuits              against their parents for                 wrongful birth.
  C.Children need to assert  their right             for genetic testing.
  D.Children who wait until adulthood to             be tested might lose the opportunity             to gain a direct medical benefit from             the testing.