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Benefits: Genetic testing may be beneficial whether
the test identifies a mutation or not. For some people, test results
serve as a relief, eliminating some of the uncertainty surrounding their
health. These results may also help doctors make recommendations for
treatment or monitoring, and give people more information for making
decisions about their and their family's health, allowing them to take
steps to lower his/her chance of developing a disease. For example, as
the result of such a finding, someone could be screened earlier and more
frequently for the disease and/or could make changes to health habits
like diet and exercise. Such a genetic test result can lower a person's
feelings of uncertainty, and this information can also help people to
make informed choices about their future, such as whether to have a
baby.People want to know what to tell their children, family.It is good to know about their childrens genetic status.
Drawbacks: Genetic testing has a generally low risk
of negatively impacting your physical health. However, it can be
difficult financially or emotionally to find out your results.
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