Canada's "Genetic Non-Discrimination Act" is being challenged by Quebec

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Something to keep in mind when asking Canadian test takers for their informed consent. If the law is deemed unconstitutional by the courts, there may be consequences to testing, especially given that companies besides 23andMe (i.e. Ancestry) are looking to provide health-related information to test takers.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/genetic-non-discrimination-act-challenge-quebec-1.4658432

in The Tree House by anonymous G2G6 Pilot (130k points)

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THat is one major reason why I refused to test with 23 & me or any other DNA testing company that asks for or claims to test for medical concerns.

My one and only DNA test was done through FT DNA and those results will eventually be uploaded to My Heritage. They have already gone to GEDmatch.

NOONE needs to have my DNA for medical reasons other than the hospitals.

Thanks for the update - especally since I do live in Canada.
by Robynne Lozier G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)

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