azcentral.com – October 17, 2008 – Scientist urges people to share genetic data
In the Personal Genome Project, volunteers make their genetic data public. On the positive side, it could lead to better and more individualized medical treatment. On the negative side, there are concerns expressed about insurance, eugenics and civil liberties.
Since we live in a society where individual choice is overridden by the power of the State – but I know how people want to believe otherwise – I’m sure this data will be used to control people. By the way, this adds thousands of additional records to government databases.
I recommend that people (and their doctors) keep their genetic data private, and I think that’s a good message for the freedom movement to promote.
October 18th, 2008