THE CONVERSATION: DNA sequencing is inadvertently exacerbating social biases and inequalities

  • Matthew Stallard

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Description

At the cutting edge of modern science, DNA sequencing promises to transform many aspects of human life. It’s already playing a significant role in law enforcement, as well as medical and historical research. But there’s a growing inequality in its impacts and in the chances of your genetic data being recorded – whether that’s by choice, for research or medical benefit, or by compulsion by the state.

Period26 Oct 2018

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Media contributions

  • TitleDNA sequencing is inadvertently exacerbating social biases and inequalities
    Media name/outletThe Conversation
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/10/18
    DescriptionAt the cutting edge of modern science, DNA sequencing promises to transform many aspects of human life. It’s already playing a significant role in law enforcement, as well as medical and historical research. But there’s a growing inequality in its impacts and in the chances of your genetic data being recorded – whether that’s by choice, for research or medical benefit, or by compulsion by the state.
    URLhttps://theconversation.com/dna-sequencing-is-inadvertently-exacerbating-social-biases-and-inequalities-103869
    PersonsMatthew Stallard

Keywords

  • DNA sequencing
  • ethics
  • genetic data