Commission Chair Amy Gutmann Contributes to Reuters' Great Debate with "Privacy and whole genome sequencing"

October 11, 2012

Coinciding with the October 11, 2012 release of the Bioethics Commission report Privacy and Progress in Whole Genome Sequencing, Commission Chair Amy Gutmann argues in support of consistent privacy protections for whole genome sequencing data in “Privacy and whole genome sequencing,” an opinion piece published in Reuters.

“By creating a consensus on basic privacy protections and preventing unauthorized genetic testing, we can assure Americans of genetic confidentiality while encouraging our frontline warriors in the fight against disease. Whole genome sequencing is a powerful new weapon in the arsenal of 21st century medicine. To make full use of it, we are going to have to figure out how to keep it safe,” Gutmann writes.

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