Genetic Screening Presents Parents With an Impossible Choice

How do you decide whether to pass down the risk of disease to your kids?

For people who carry BRCA, the so-called breast cancer gene, having children is a fraught choice. The same goes for any person carrying a gene linked to an increased risk of disease. There’s always a chance they might pass that gene on to their kids, along with the psychological burden that comes with carrying such a gene.