What are the implications for nursing if it becomes possible to predict certain illnesses such as schizophrenia through the identification of genes responsible for or linked to the disease? Should this influence whether people who carry such genes should have children? Who should make that decision, given that many people with chronic mental illness depend on government programs for financial support?

What are the implications for nursing if it becomes possible to predict certain illnesses such as schizophrenia through the identification of genes responsible for or linked to the disease? Should this influence whether people who carry such genes should have children? Who should make that decision, given that many people with chronic mental illness depend on government programs for financial support?

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