Setting boundaries

The advances of genomics technology means that we will soon be able to ”design” our children and repair genetic defects that cause diseases. But should we do it?

Due to technological development you can get relatively cheap analysis of your genetic profile by sending a saliva sample to a private company abroad, where you in return are informed of the likelihood that you will develop certain genetic diseases. But are you ready to receive this information? Are the results relevant to anyone other than you? What interest does the provider have in your personal information? And who should set the boundaries?

Controversial use of genetic information poses major legal, ethical and social challenges, and international regulation of the area may be necessary.