Medical genetics acts as a guide that is implied to the
social, ethical and legal implications of the tests
undertaken on genetics.
The integration of nondirective form of counseling is
used as an underlying principle that the testing ought
to be assessed through values that are personal to a
Creating awareness on disease genetics provides for
ethical dilemmas in administering the genetic services.
The clinical need for the integration of genetic testing
has increased alignment with the diagnosis of diseases.
The testing of genetics can provide data of consequence as to
the diseases that an individual may have inherited as well as
how the individual is susceptible to the disease in future.
With the data acquired it becomes possible for the
modification of anticipatory and mitigation strategies that
can be employed individually.
The profiling in terms of genetics although being an ethical
dilemma will contribute to the optimizations of treatment by
drugs. Genetic testing is controversial in that it raises
numerous questions for any individual considering taking
tests as well as those on the verge of carrying out the tests.
Most questions raised are often an assessment of the
viability of the risk found therein the tests, their reliability,
and importance to the individual and his/her consequent
family as well as their future generations, the underlying
disorders, as well as the treatment and options that are
accessible for the affected individual.