• anonymous
If, by examining your family history and DNA, you could tell how long you would naturally live and which, if any, genetic conditions you would develop, would you want to know? Explain why or why not and whether you think access to this knowledge would be beneficial or detrimental to human advancement.
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  • anonymous
Well, it all depends on personal preference for the first question. I, personally, would not want to know how long I would live. But, I would want to know If i would develop any genetic conditions so I could plan ahead for myself and my children. Maybe I could do something about the condition before it got too bad or I would adopt instead of having children because I could pass the condition on to my child. I think the knowing how long people would live could be a HUGE detriment to society. People would no longer want to be in relationships with people who had shorter/longer life spans then they did. People may have different options in life depending on their life span. Also, Knowing the genetic conditions could also be a problem, because people may not be able to get certain jobs or marry certain people. There have been many theories/movies/books that say that if any of this happens, the world will become a marginalized society and will include/seclude certain people depending on their genetic outlook or lifespan.

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