Tag Archives: genetic testing

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.

The Privacy Paradox and Duty to Warn

Kathy Hodgkinson and Daryl Pullman propose that high risk/high recurrence genetic diseases should come under the purview of public health.

The Privacy Implications of Human DNA Sequencing

Landon J. Getz explores the privacy minefield of commercial DNA Sequencing, and how it has become relevant in recent news.

Choice, not ‘Reflex’: Routine Prenatal Screening

Vardit Ravitsky warns that routine Non-invasive Prenatal Screening can undermine women’s reproductive autonomy and she calls for broad societal changes and policies that help promote individual choice.

Risky Business: Genetic Discrimination & Insurance

Françoise Baylis discusses the response of the Canadian insurance industry to Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination.