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.

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