The ability to screen normally fertilized embryos for genetic traits after the first trimester
The ability to select embryos for implantation that test negative for a familial disease mutation
The opportunity to determine how many children they will conceive
The ability to guarantee that they will have a healthy baby
Maggie's mother's "right to know"
The nurse's "duty to warn"
Maggie's mother's "right to privacy"
"Yes, if you agree to share the test results with your family, your health-care provider, and your insurance company."
"Yes, if other family members have already been found positive for a disease-causing mutation."
"No, unless testing finds a specific disorder for which a current medical intervention has been proven effective."
"No, it only protects against discrimination and does not require insurance companies to pay for testing."
"There is no need to be concerned about genetic discrimination."
"I appreciate your concern, but there is no way your insurance company or employer will ever be able to get your genetic testing results."
"There is now federal legislation banning genetic discrimination, and in addition, we will do everything we can to keep your results confidential."
"There have been no instances of documented genetic discrimination in insurance or employment. This concern is overblown."
When the family pedigree indicates an autosomal-dominant pattern of inheritance
When the risk is high and prophylaxis to reduce the severity of the disorder is available
When penetrance is high and the expected onset is middle adulthood
When the mutation within a family is known and is specific