Human genetic banking: altruism, benefit and consent
New Genetics and Society 2004 April; 23(1): 89-103
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Schroeder, Doris; Lasén-Díaz, Carolina (2006-12)Benefit sharing aims to achieve an equitable exchange between the granting of access to a genetic resource and the provision of compensation. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit ...
An act to amend the Human Rights Act of 1977 to prohibit employment discrimination based on genetic information; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from requesting or requiring a genetic test of, or administering a genetic test to, an employee or applicant for employment or membership; to prohibit an employer, employment agency, or labor organization from seeking to obtain, obtaining, or using genetic information of an employee or applicant for employment; to provide an exemption that allows the use of genetic testing or information with the written and informed consent of the employee or applicant for employment to determine the existence of a bona fide occupational qualification, investigate a workers' compensation or disability compensation claim, or determine an employee's susceptibility or exposure to potentially toxic substances in the workplace; to prohibit health benefit plans and health insurers from using genetic information as a condition of eligibility or in setting District of Columbia. Laws, statutes, etc. (2005-01-03)