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Establishing the offense of non-consensual genetic testing in Australia: a call for action

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Otlowski, MFA, Establishing the offense of non-consensual genetic testing in Australia: a call for action, Journal of Law and Medicine, 21, (2) pp. 335-342. ISSN 1320-159X (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

A criminal offence should be created in Australia for non-consensual genetic testing. This has been recommended in several law reform inquiries due to the sensitive and personal nature of genetic information, and the real potential for harm that non-consensual genetic testing can cause. Since those recommendations were made, the potential for misuse of genetic information has increased, with new methods to easily access large quantities of genetic material and information, such as whole genome sequencing and the increasing availability of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Some countries have already created an offence of non-consensual genetic testing and their provisions are considered and compared.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Criminal Law and Procedure
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Otlowski, MFA (Professor Margaret Otlowski)
ID Code:88276
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2014-01-23
Last Modified:2017-07-18
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