Governing The Code Of Life: Calif.'s DNA Privacy Bill

Law360, New York (June 6, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT) -- What if the story of your life was written at birth — a “future diary” available for someone to read? The decoding of the human genome over a decade ago held the promise of defying our genetic destiny, but it also foreshadowed some significant ethical issues on the horizon. California legislators recently addressed some of these concerns in the Genetic Information Privacy Act (SB 1267). The proposed bill would guard against covert DNA testing by requiring written permission from California citizens before collecting, analyzing, storing or...
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