DNA privacy bill strikes right balance

by jeeg 28. January 2015 19:55
  In 1997’s futuristic “Gattaca,” one’s DNA determined one’s destiny. Released a dozen years after the beginning of real-life genetic testing, the movie tracked a man “conceived by love rather than in a lab,” as Variety put it. Because his lousy gene... [More]

Hong Kong Privacy chief sees red over DNA staff tests

by jeeg 30. May 2014 19:23
  The privacy commissioner has described as outrageous a move by an investment company to identify bloodstains in a toilet by taking DNA samples from all female employees. Senior personal data officer Natalie Poon Kit- lam said the hunt began after management found menstrual-blood stains... [More]

California Considers DNA Privacy Law

by jeeg 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]
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