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Genetic Discrimination: Meeting the Challenges of an Emerging Issue


Otlowski, MFA, Genetic Discrimination: Meeting the Challenges of an Emerging Issue, The University of New South Wales Law Journal, 26, (3) pp. 764-769. ISSN 0313-0096 (2003) [Refereed Article]

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Developments in human genetic technology, including predictive genetic testing, have great potential for improving health and for Australia's financial advancement, but it is feared to give rise to genetic discrimination, that is the differential treatment of individuals, based on actual or presumed genetic differences, resulting in their exclusion from insurance or employment. A report from an enquiry established by the Health Ethics Committee and Australian Law Reform Commission acknowledges these concerns and suggests legislative changes to afford greater protection to genetic information and genetic samples of individuals.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Public law
Research Field:Public law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Otlowski, MFA (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
ID Code:27745
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2003-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-14

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