25. February 2013 18:56
Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) this week introduced SB 222, which would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. SB 222 would prohibit the unauthorized collection, analysis, transfer or storage of an individual’s genetic information.
“I str... [More]
12. October 2012 20:09
One of the more interesting things we will learn on Nov. 6 is whether or not there is a “food movement” in America worthy of the name — that is, an organized force in our politics capable of demanding change in the food system. People like me throw the term around loosely, partly b... [More]
20. September 2012 01:42
On Wednesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is scheduled to reconsider whether California violates the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against searches and seizures by requiring police to take DNA samples from people arrested but not yet convicted of felonies. Califor... [More]
10. September 2012 21:04
On Wednesday, September 19, in the circuit headquarters courthouse in San Francisco, the Ninth Circuit will hold a reargument en banc of Haskell v. Harris. In that case, people arrested challenged California’s statute requiring them to provide DNA samples for inclusion in the s... [More]
31. July 2012 23:59
An appellate panel should limit the scope of California's Proposition 69, which authorized DNA collection of anyone arrested on suspicion of a felony.
In 2004 California voters approved Proposition 69, which authorized the collection of DNA evidence not just from convicted offenders and peopl... [More]
27. July 2012 23:32
A federal appeals court decided to take another look at a California law that requires DNA samples to be taken from anyone arrested for a felony, not just after a conviction.
A panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the law in February on a 2-1 vote. But the court said ... [More]
21. May 2012 19:21
California lawmakers are weighing a bill aimed at protecting their state's citizens from surreptitious genetic testing but scientists are voicing their growing concerns that, if passed, such a law would have a costly and damaging effect on research.
The bill, dubbed the Genetic Inform... [More]
15. May 2012 23:57
A California initiative to require labeling of foods containing genetically modified ingredients appeared headed for the ballot in November after organizers said on Wednesday they had gathered nearly 1 million signatures in favor of the measure.
The hotly contested proposal is similar to measur... [More]
25. April 2012 22:42
California’s Senate Judiciary Committee today passed Senate Bill 1267, authored by Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima). The bill would establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act. The measure now goes to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration.
Presently, there are no ... [More]
2. April 2012 22:12
The Council for Responsible Genetics (CRG) applauds Senator Padilla for
introducing SB 1267, the Genetic Information Privacy Act. This Act is
designed to protect the citizen’s of California from so-called
surreptitious genetic testing or the testing of one’s DNA without