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DNA needs to be protected by law

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7335.443 (Published 23 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:443
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The United Kingdom's genetics watchdog has hinted that the only way to prevent someone getting hold of another person's genetic information without their knowing may be to make DNA theft a criminal offence.

    Members of the Human Genetics Commission have said that when they present a report to ministers in April there is a “strong possibility” that one of their key recommendations will be to make it illegal for someone to obtain a sample …

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