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Opinion: New Gene Testing Ignores Privacy


March 14, 2013

The Department of Health and Ageing will soon release a framework for genetic testing, which may be used to screen newborns, for example. Wendy Bonython and Bruce Baer Arnold of the University of Canberra report for The Conversation on the risk such testing imposes, including the misuse of genetic data. The proposal would attach the data to e-health records amidst lingering concerns on the privacy and security framework surrounding the e-health initiative.
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