Databite No. 41: Ifeoma Ajunwa

Genetic coercion

June 11, 2015 - 12:00 pm

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Ifeoma Ajunwa on genetic coercion:

Although we cannot disclaim the utility of genetic data, it is important to consider whether we are being socially and governmentally coerced to relinquish our genetic data. If so, what does this mean for privacy and discrimination? What are the obstacles and potential solutions to securing genetic data?

Background papers:
Genetic Data and Civil Rights
Genetic Testing Meets Big Data