First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Jennifer BaileyFollow

Title of Poster or Paper

Why Genetic Testing Should be Mandated

Mentor/s

Professor Amanda Moras

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

This paper examines genetic testing and its importance in promoting both individual health and public health. The original purpose of genetic testing was to prevent disabilities, whereas the focus has now shifted to understanding the complexities of the human genome and using this information to promote health and well-being. Genetic testing offers many benefits including determining genetic links for disease, developing proactive treatment plans, and preventing the spread of disease through reproductive genetic testing. Mandating genetic testing provides benefits to people of all ages. Child welfare is promoted because early detection of certain diseases can result in a successful treatment. Public health is promoted because those who are unknowingly carrying a mutation can now seek preventative treatment. Aside from aiming to decrease the prevalence of disease in society, research and awareness about diseases that currently do not have a cure will be promoted. The importance of genetic testing travels far beyond individual health; promoting public health can be one of the most beneficial things we can do together, as a society.

College and Major available

Exercise Science UG

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

HN-300-A, Dr. Jareb and Professor Moras

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

4-24-2020 2:00 PM

End Day/Time

4-24-2020 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Jennifer Bailey, Exercise Science, Honors, 2020

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Why Genetic Testing Should be Mandated

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This paper examines genetic testing and its importance in promoting both individual health and public health. The original purpose of genetic testing was to prevent disabilities, whereas the focus has now shifted to understanding the complexities of the human genome and using this information to promote health and well-being. Genetic testing offers many benefits including determining genetic links for disease, developing proactive treatment plans, and preventing the spread of disease through reproductive genetic testing. Mandating genetic testing provides benefits to people of all ages. Child welfare is promoted because early detection of certain diseases can result in a successful treatment. Public health is promoted because those who are unknowingly carrying a mutation can now seek preventative treatment. Aside from aiming to decrease the prevalence of disease in society, research and awareness about diseases that currently do not have a cure will be promoted. The importance of genetic testing travels far beyond individual health; promoting public health can be one of the most beneficial things we can do together, as a society.

 

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