Things you own: Your clothes. Your car. Your body parts. Your DNA? A new bill under consideration by the the California Senate Appropriations Committee proposes to define your genetic data as personal property, Scientific American reports. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) passed by the U.S. Congress in 2008 already states that your genetic information can’t influence your health insurance or your employment.
View the original article here: What rights should you have to your own DNA? – SmartPlanet.com