At Genomics Law Report, David Clark says that Germany's new law that limits genetic testing is an example of "genetic exceptionalism" and paternalism. Clark then breaks down the different aspects of the law. In conclusion he says it "adopts an extremely protective, even fearful, view of genetic information as something so dangerous and private that the generation and disclosure of genomic data must be mediated solely through specially trained physicians, accompanied by psychological and social counseling, and subject to destruction of the data at any time upon the request of the subject individual."
The Scary, Scary Genes
Sep 03, 2009