Germany passed a law severely limiting genetic testing, according to this news report. "Health Minister Ulla Schmidt welcomed the new law as a crucial step in protecting the rights of patients. She said that after 10 years of discussions a legal framework had been put in place that would prevent the abuse of sensitive personal data," the article says.
In this commentary, PHG Foundation parses out the new law, which says "genetic tests can only be carried out by a licensed doctor following the patient's consent" -- essentially outlawing direct-to-consumer testing in the country. The foundation contends the law represents a "regressive and paternalistic approach that takes genetic exceptionalism to an extreme not seen in other jurisdictions."