Genetic testing

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Genetic testing involves the sequencing of genetic material, typically in a commercial or law enforcement context.

In 2008, the European Court of Human Rights ruling that that keeping a non-criminal's DNA sample "could not be regarded as necessary in a democratic society" as a blow against the United Kingdom's emergent practices at the time.[1]

In July 2015, the country of Kuwait was the first mandate storage of genetic information on a national database with those refusing liable for harsh fines or jail terms.[2]

In fiction

Gattaca features a world where testing is taken to a hypothetical extreme, where genetic discrimination becomes a major force in choice of career.

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