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bsmit17
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Arganger
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Should genetic discovery companies (23 & Me) be able to sell your genetic profile to 3rd parties

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Started: 2/11/2018 Category: Technology
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Debating Period
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bsmit17

Pro

I personally believe that companies such as 23 and me should be able to make your genetic info available due to the fact that the aforementioned company can determine if one will have early onset of Alzheimer and dementia. With this it could allow a new discovery of a new prevention drug it would introduce those who have tested positive for it to be able to test new drugs.
Arganger

Con

Genetic discrimination occurs when people are treated differently by their employer or insurance company because they have a gene mutation that causes or increases the risk of an inherited disorder.

When you allow third parties to access this information, this is a risk that is taken. Information like this could cause people to lose insurance, work opportunities and more.

HIPAA, (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) should be in play here to protect an individuals genetic information.

If an individual chooses to disclose such information that is different.

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