In this era of DNA being used to test for a number of genetic maladies and disorders, we are faced with having to cope with our mortality in a different way. Instead of leaving our lives up to chance and the outcome of our own decisions, we can now test our DNA to provide us with information about who we are, our ancestors and the chance that some genetic disorder could be a major player in how long we live.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvad states “We will all be walking a fine line between using biology and allowing it to be abused.”
What do you think? Will the new knowledge contained in DNA lead to finding new uses or abuses for this treasure?
Read the article "In DNA Era, New Worries About Prejudice" to find out more about how this information contained in DNA may become a new weapon to discriminate against... or for. Come back to comment whether you would like your DNA read and why or why not.