Go Back   Science Forums Biology Forum Molecular Biology Forum Physics Chemistry Forum > Molecular Research Topics Forum > Omics and Genomics Forum > Microarrays Forum
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Microarrays Forum Microarray Forum. Discuss array technology and Gene Chips. DNA microarray and Protein arrayit forums.


Are there any political or moral issues with microarrays, or SNP Chips?

Are there any political or moral issues with microarrays, or SNP Chips? - Microarrays Forum

Are there any political or moral issues with microarrays, or SNP Chips? - Microarray Forum. Discuss array technology and Gene Chips. DNA microarray and Protein arrayit forums.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-09-2009, 06:16 PM
Pipette Filler
Points: 7, Level: 1 Points: 7, Level: 1 Points: 7, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Are there any political or moral issues with microarrays, or SNP Chips?



Aren't there some kinds of insurance issues?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-09-2009, 07:17 PM
Pipette Filler
Points: 2, Level: 1 Points: 2, Level: 1 Points: 2, Level: 1
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

There is a fear that health insurance companies will demand that potential policyholders submit test results or themselves to testing for disorders and diseases that are genetically based and costly to provide therapy or support medically in some way. The ability to detect disorders often precedes the ability to find solutions to these problems in a low-cost manner. An SNP by itself does not suggest disorder or disease: after all, the alleles for brown and blue eyes are essentially SNPs on a grand scale. No one individual's genome is the absolute determinant of what is healthy variation or what is potentially a disease or disorder.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
chips , issues , microarrays , moral , political , snp , _


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DNA microarrays, or 'chips,' which consist of many DNA probes on a glass wafer, shahrooz160 Microarrays Forum 1 11-03-2009 11:16 PM
Gene chips or microarrays are being used for which of the following purposes? ? dena s Microarrays Forum 3 11-29-2008 12:08 PM
Science in the 21st century: social, political, and economic issues canonical science Physics Forum 0 11-13-2008 06:49 PM
what are any moral or ethical issues with stem cell research in parkinson's disease? Lacey T Stem Cell Forum 0 10-30-2008 07:16 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 03:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 - 2012 Molecular Station | All Rights Reserved
Page generated in 0.11709 seconds with 16 queries