"The genetic-data dystopia we may face" by K.N.C.

A scene from a play and interview with Ella Road, the author of "The Phlebotomist"... Read more

"Japan's insurance industry takes steps to stop genetic discrimination" by Logan B.

The Japanese industry is preparing guidelines to make sure insurers can't collect customer DNA. The insurance industry in Japan is getting ready to create guidelines that would stop genetic discrimination by insurers in the country... Read more

"The questionable ethics of expanding forensic DNA testing" by Benjamin Berkman

The use of genetic information collected by private companies in criminal investigations raises a number of issues about transparency and privacy... Read more

"Rwanda sparks human rights concerns in proposing world's first nationwide DNA database" by Wil Crisp

Rwanda has proposed the world's first country-wide DNA database, a project that will involve collecting samples from all of the country's 12 million citizens in an effort to crack down on crime.... Read more

"FSC to enact binding standard on genetic testing" Par Elizabeth McArthur

The life insurance industry is pushing ahead with the rollout of new rules on genetic testing despite a delay... Read more

"Vers une discrimination génétique au Canada ?" Par Yann Joly et Gratien Dalpé

Deux juristes se penchent sur la récente décision de la Cour d'Appel relativement à la Loi sur la Non-Discrimination Génétique (LNDG)..... Read more

"Genetic characteristics: A developing ground of discrimination" By Rachel Devon

Employers should be mindful of a newly recognized form of discrimination that has captured the attention of legislators and the Canadian public: genetic discrimination... Read more

"Draft approved on use of patients' gene info amid discrimination fears" Japanese original by Norikazu Chiba

A suprapartisan group of lawmakers on March 13 approved the draft outline of a bill to promote proper use of patients' gene information in disease treatment and prevention with a brake on genetic discrimination... Read more

"Les assureurs veulent à tout prix mettre la main sur votre profil génétique" par Jean-Yves Nau

Pour l’heure, en France, la loi protège l'intimité génétique de chacun. Mais la Suisse est sur le point de craquer. Et demain, les assurances trieront-elles leurs clients en fonction de leurs gènes ?.... Read more

"Statement - More needs to be done to protect people from genetic discrimination in Canada" by Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission

Following the Quebec Court of Appeal's opinion concerning the constitutionality of the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission, issues the following statement: ... Read more

"La discrimination génétique peut aller de l’avant" par Hélène Buzzetti

La loi fédérale interdisant la discrimination génétique est sur le respirateur artificiel. La Cour d’appel du Québec l’a jugée invalide juste avant Noël au motif qu’il revenait aux provinces et non au gouvernement fédéral de légiférer en la matière.... Read more

"Genetic Discrimination: A Reality for Both Residents and Immigrants" by Victor Depois

Genetic Tests Used by Both Insurers and Immigration Officers. Montreal resident Harriet Smith* was in her mid-thirties in 2013 when she got tested for BRCA1 gene mutation for the first time. A pseudonym has been used to protect her employment opportunities and her children from accessing insurance... Read more

"Deportations on the back of consumer genetic tests worry scientists" by Brian Oewns

Canada's border enforcement agency appears to be using genetic tests and DNA ancestry sites to determine country of origin for would-be deportees. Geneticists in Canada are raising concerns about the apparent use of direct-to-consumer genetic tests and ancestry websites by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to help determine the country of origin for people it wants to deport... Read more

"La discrimination génétique, un phénomène répandu ou pas ?" par Hélène Buzzetti

La discrimination génétique est-elle très répandue ? Les Québécois la craignent-ils et connaissent-ils la nouvelle loi — contestée — visant à l’enrayer ? Ce sont là les questions auxquelles tente de répondre le professeur montréalais Yann Joly en lançant une consultation en ligne sur le sujet... Read more

"L'utilisation des données génétiques promet d'âpres débats au National" par Camille Degott/kkub

La récolte et l'utilisation des données génétiques se trouvent au coeur de la révision de la Loi fédérale sur l’analyse génétique humaine, en débat dès lundi au Conseil national... Read more