Genetics is entering our everyday lives through applications
in many areas, including health care, insurance, employment, and
the criminal justice system. The growing use of genetic information
presents both promises and challenges, and its impact on society
will depend on the response of legal, political, and social institutions.
At the same time, these challenges raise important questions about
the influence of prevailing social and economic interests, as well
as established paradigms in science and medicine.
for Responsible Genetics (CRG) has embarked on a project that
will analyze the relationship between the law and the social and
medical application of genetics. The project will provide key resources
for concerned citizens, policymakers and lawyers on the evolving
importance of governance in genetics.
On this website you will find introductory and detailed educational
materials on legal issues in genetics; comprehensive surveys of
state and federal laws, and court decisions relevant to genetic
information; analytical reviews and articles by experts in the field;
and links to other sites with related information. Forex trade
Want to learn more about the interplay between genetic technologies
and public policy? Click here for introductory
materials on emerging legal issues, including genetic discrimination,
privacy, genomic medicine and public health.
ARTICLES AND REVIEWS
Here you will find six extensive reports
on key topics in genetics and the law, researched and externally
reviewed by experts in the field. These documents are recommended
reading for anyone interested in getting a grasp on the current
state of policymaking and court precedents.
Access the first-ever public database
of court opinions, settlements and pre-litigation disputes covering
genetic information and life science technologies. This regularly
updated and expanded database will keep you up-to-date on the evolving
Learn how state and federal laws
can protect you against the use of your genetic information by police
departments, employers and insurance companies. Keep pace with pending
changes state newborn screening regulations and in federal genetic
privacy and discrimination laws. This database provides a comprehensive
analysis laws in all fifty states and on Capitol Hill. For more
information on state legislative bills not yet enacted, as well
as federal legislative, administrative and executive materials,
visit the NHGRI
Policy and Legislation Database.
WORKING GROUP ON GENETICS AND THE LAW
Our prestigious working
group combines expertise in the fields of medical genetics,
civil liberties, health law, science policy, and bioethics. This
group oversees the outputs of the project, provides intellectual
guidance, and conducts assessments of emerging legal issues in genetics
through independent publication.
In order to continue our work, the CRG relies
on the help of its friends. Learn