WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) introduced legislation to improve development and appropriate use of genetic tests in the United States, the Genetics and Public Policy Center has learned. "The Obama bill accelerates advances in the beneficial applications of genetic technologies to human health, while ensuring appropriate safeguards for the quality of genetic testing," says Center Director Kathy Hudson. "After decades of policy lagging behind genetic science, we are hopeful that discussion of this bill will jumpstart the setting of sound genetic public policy."
The bill addresses a number of the Center's primary concerns, including:
Read New Bill Could Jumpstart The Setting of Sound Genetic Public Policy on the Genetics and Public Policy Center Website.