The Genetic Discrimination Observatory: Confronting novel issues in genetic discrimination

on behalf of the Genetic Discrimination Observatory (GDO)

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Genetic discrimination (GD) is the differential or unfair profiling of an individual on the basis of genetic data. This article summarizes the actions of the Genetic Discrimination Observatory (GDO) in addressing GD and recent developments in GD since late 2020. It shows how GD can take many forms in today's rapidly evolving society.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)951-954
JournalTrends in Genetics
Issue number11
Early online date6 Sep 2021
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2021


  • ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI)
  • genetic databases
  • genetic discrimination
  • insurance contract
  • intersex
  • moratorium

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