With advances in medicine, many diseases can be diagnosed based solely on DNA. Should a pregnancy be aborted if the fetus is known to carry a fatal disease? What if a person will eventually contract a disease like breast cancer or Huntington’s? Should insurance companies have access to DNA results, perhaps raising the cost of life insurance or health insurance if it turns out that a person’s DNA results show the likelihood of contracting a disease?
Discuss your thoughts as it relates to the ethics surrounding these questions.