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  • Writer's pictureKirk T. Hartley

Criminal Law Against Genetic Discrimination Upheld by Supreme Court of Canada

The growing real world importance of genomics is illustrated by yet another ruling involving issues at an intersection between genomics and law. A criminal law prohibiting "genetic discrimination" in some aspects of commerce was upheld last week by the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 5-4 ruling. Some provinces had challenged the law as usurping their regulatory roles for commercial matters. This link at the Court's web site provides cogent summaries, and useful related links.

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