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Here's an interesting post from the Personal Genome blog, in which Jason Bobe discusses the surge of new ethical questions arising as next-gen medicine picks up steam. Referring to it as "Medical ethics 2.0" and comparing some of the changes to the better-known Web 2.0, Bobe's post goes through topics including family medical histories and practitioners' duty to warn patients or their families about outcomes of genetic testing.

 

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The Oregon state Senate unanimously passed a bill that would make it easier for people convicted of crimes to initiate DNA testing of evidence, according to the Associated Press.

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Florida state senators are to weigh a bill prohibiting life insurance companies from using genetic information in coverage decisions, according to Florida Politics.

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