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]

California Genetic Privacy Bill Moves Forward – Padilla’s SB 1267 to Protect a Person’s DNA

by jeeg 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]

Genetic Discrimination Bill introduced in CA

by jeeg 19. February 2011 01:09
Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) today announced the introduction of Senate Bill 559 which would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information in California.    “Discrimination on the basis of genetic information is no less offensive than discrimination based on race,... [More]
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