Category Genetic Technologies

Genetic Discrimination: Provincial & Territorial Laws Needed

Leah Hutt and Elaine Gibson propose that Federal legislation is insufficient to fully protect the genetic information of Canadians, so provinces and territories must enact laws and regulations within their jurisdictions that can help to ensure further protection for all Canadians from genetic discrimination.

Mining The Rock: Benefit-sharing and Human Genetic Research

Janelle Skeard outlines the importance of establishing an ethical benefit-sharing framework for research using genetic material from Newfoundland and Labrador.

Prison sentence for creator of first CRISPR babies

Françoise Baylis calls for a critical analysis of the institutional context that contributed to the actions for which He Jiankui has been sentenced to prison.

Is Prenatal Testing Discriminatory?

Chris Kaposy recommends that governments considering public funding for noninvasive prenatal testing take heed of the problem of discrimination against people with disabilities such as Down syndrome.

Genome-Edited Babies – A Cause for Concern

Shawn H.E. Harmon describes significant concerns with human genome editing that illustrate multiple failures of governance.