Genetic Prejudice: A FUTURE HORROR Unfolding
Now that the Human Genome Project is successfully mapping the human blueprint called the genome,
the next milestone in genetics will be what is done with the information extracted! Here are some thoughts
I have, including some linked resources below on The future Exclusion Tool: Genetic Prejudice!
Genetics is a maturing science. For example, the Human genome project has finished mapping the
human genome! I think it is reaching the time when industries in the fields of genetic engineering
and molecular biology will "link-up" to the huge opportunities for reviewing the results and
consequences of the research as it unfolds. To implement what I call a new "wrinkle to the concept
of Natural Selection":
My number one concern is the need for privacy of
our individual genome maps.
are going to "serve" their insurers in order to qualify for benefits. By taking a genome portrait on
blood tests from now on!! From the samples drawn, insurer medical genetics assessor teams can
consequently predict, upon analysis of one's "genome map", one's disease history probability!
This can easily be assessed from the defects found in the DNA coding, all will be easy now with
computers that are programmed to read the DNA templates and list the defect combinations.
Then, the insurers might not cover the conditions once they developed because they technically
have established capability for prediction and thus classify the conditions found in the DNA structure
as "pre-existing conditions"!! Scary!!
This is my prophecy:
"Big Brother" and Medical Insurance will unite and gain "control" of medical costs by use of exclusionary
screening through implementation of genome research testing and deploying the exclusionary techniques
in the Real World. Heaven help us if we lose out on getting medical coverage just because we carry "damaged goods".
Maybe we better start a legal field of Genetic Medical Exclusion Liability Litigation, so we can force medical benefits
to be paid to fix the problems that the "damaged goods" can cause genetically. How can we do that? Preventative
Genetic Therapy!! By the time insurance companies know how to exclude genetic damage, the field of genetics
will hopefully be mature enough to splice and/or cut out improperly assembled or defective DNA substrings
that must be corrected to make us better by preventing the disease that would have occurred if the conditions
were not corrected. The plus side of genetic research is the resultant scientific development being advanced
to the point of being capable of ascertaining the techniques to repair gene defects as a preventative tool for
practical disease cure by prevention! And when the "aging hormone" is genetically slowed by manipulation
of genetic coding, we would then be able to live MUCH longer. (Of course, this creates consequences of population
Gee- I might "have something" to base a book on, more horrible than anything Steven King or Robin Cook
could conjure up. Because it is reality disguised as a novel! I am thinking of calling it "Genetic Prejudice"!!!! -
a non fiction narrative very scary to contemplate. It would start as a novel and will build to a crescendo, as it unleashes
a hammer drill of horrible facts that will deeply penetrate the mind of the reader. It is bad enough to conceive of
genetic prejudice even from a fictional basis! Imagine dear reader: What do you think of all this? Just picture a
story of a human generation unable to get medical or life insurance because of a "pre-existing condition" identified
during a routine blood examination!! Heaven Help Us!
Another scary concept is military
organizations constructing "custom made"
viruses for affecting only "targeted"
individuals or groups having a certain genetic pattern vulnerable to genetically engineered viruses! This can also
go outside the borders when you think of "third world" terrorist - engineers!
Locate and contact your "local" remedy for Medical
Insurance and Corporate HR Screening:
I call this professional a Genetic Exclusion Litigation Attorney!
(You have been warned of the need; so Read and Beware!)
My site of resources on genome and DNA research
AP article on the need to stop genetic discrimination!
Genetic Discrimination and its implication
Beyond Genetic Discrimination
A professional genetics assessment firm: Myriad
Report on Access to Genetic Information
The Limits of Genetic Testing
Make sure you verify claims on Genetic Discoveries
New Genetics and Disabled Peoples
Howard's health is Up to Him?- Genetic Impact discussion
On Eugenics History and Significance
Action Urged on Social Impact of the Genetic Revolution
International Bioethics Committee
Genetic Encores: Cloning Ethics
Cloners: (Or about to
be, as they delve in the human clone endeavors)
Human Cloning Foundation
NHGRI: National Human Genome Research Institute
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