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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – California will once again consider legislation that would prohibit the unauthorized collection of a person's genetic information.

This week, Democratic State Sen. Alex Padilla reintroduced a bill to establish the California Genetic Information Privacy Act, which would make it illegal to collect, analyze, transfer, or store an individual's genetic information without that person's approval.

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By National Decision Support Company, a Change Healthcare company