The Genetic Discrimination Observatory: confronting novel issues in genetic discrimination
Trends in Genetics
Posted: 16 Sep 2021
Date Written: September 6, 2021
Genetic discrimination (GD) is the differential or unfair profiling of an individual on the basis of 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 how GD can take many forms in today’s rapidly evolving society.
Keywords: genetic discrimination, ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI), intersex, moratorium, insurance contract, genetic databases
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