Discussion Board 3: DNA

After reading the prompt below, post your answer using about 200 words. Post your initial response at least 24 hours prior to the assignment due date, then return to respond to another classmate’s post with about 50 words. Make sure to address them with their first name and sign your response with your own first name.

Doctors and scientists now have the ability to sequence a person’s DNA to look for abnormalities. One common example of genetic testing is screening for an extra chromosome 21 in human fetuses. This test is used to detect if a child will have Down’s Syndrome. Do some research and describe another example of genetic testing. What specifically do they look for in the DNA? How can genetic testing be beneficial and how far should we take it?

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