Genetic surveillance

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Next time you get a gift for a DNA test…say thanks and think twice about submitting it.  DNA collection is becoming the next big thing.  Is that Facebook’s next take over?

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are found inside every cell, and are passed down from parents to their children.

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The government’s invasion into the privacy of individuals may be best illustrated in the area of genetic testing.” [1]

“The genetic surveillance and tracking represented by the federally funded Human Genome Project poses enormous threats to our basic rights to privacy and self determination.” [2]

“If everyone is tested and categorized, the potential for misuse of that information is so great that it screams for legislation to prevent genetic discrimination.” [3]

“Genetic technologies reflect the power differentials in our society; they do not equally benefit all segments, nor are they meant to.” [4]

“Thus these technologies become social and political weapons in an already divided society.” [5]

“Genetic surveillance would thus shift from the individual [the alleged criminal] to the family,” Nicholas Wade wrote May 12, 2006, in the New York Times, “– which will require, of course, a national DNA database of NON-criminals.” [6]

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Whoah…read this about how video was stored in DNA

Harvard scientists pioneer storage of video inside DNA