Workplace gene testing fears

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Workplace gene testing fears (The Sydney Mornig Herald)

Deborah Smith, March 11, 2009

„Genetic testing of employees could become more widespread and people need to be better informed of their rights to avoid genetic discrimination, experts have warned.

The director of the Centre for Law and Genetics at the University of Tasmania, Margaret Otlowski, said most Australian employers were not using genetic testing or other genetic information to monitor present or future employees.

But her research showed it was likely to become more of a concern. “At least some employers would be interested in using genetic testing in future if it were inexpensive and accessible,” Professor Otlowski said.” [read original article]

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