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Establishing the offense of non-consensual genetic testing in Australia: a call for action

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posted on 2023-05-17, 21:27 authored by Margaret OtlowskiMargaret Otlowski
A criminal offence should be created in Australia for non-consensual genetic testing. This has been recommended in several law reform inquiries due to the sensitive and personal nature of genetic information, and the real potential for harm that non-consensual genetic testing can cause. Since those recommendations were made, the potential for misuse of genetic information has increased, with new methods to easily access large quantities of genetic material and information, such as whole genome sequencing and the increasing availability of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Some countries have already created an offence of non-consensual genetic testing and their provisions are considered and compared.

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Publication title

Journal of Law and Medicine

Volume

21

Pagination

335-342

ISSN

1320-159X

Department/School

Faculty of Law

Publisher

Lawbook Co.

Place of publication

Australia

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Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters (Professional) Australia Limited

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Justice and the law not elsewhere classified

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