Thursday, May 10, 2007

The U.S. Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Sharon Terry, president of the Genetic Alliance:
The American public can now access genetic tests, feel safe about their genetic information not being misused and participate in research that involves genetic information.

This is certainly a step down that path, but there are still many to go: there are many uses for genetic information beyond screening related to employment and insurance. And the bigger problem is collecting, using and retaining these data properly.

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