Confronting New Issues in Genetic Discrimination
Joly, Yann and Huerne, Katherine and Arych, Mykhailo and Bombard, Yvonne and De Paor, Aisling and Dove, Edward and Granados Moreno, Palmira and Ho, Calvin W.L. and Ho, Chih-Hsing and Van Hoyweghen, Ine and Kim, Hannah and Lebret, Audrey and Minssen, Timo and O Cathaoir, Katharina and Prince, Anya E.
8 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2021 Last revised: 26 Oct 2021
Date Written: September 9, 2021
Genetic discrimination (GD) is the differential or unfair profiling of an individual based on genetic data. This article summarizes the actions of the Genetic Discrimination Observatory (GDO) in addressing GD, and recent developments in GD since late 2020. It shows GD can take many forms in today’s rapidly evolving society.
Keywords: genetic discrimination, ELSI, intersex, moratorium, insurance contract, genetic databases
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