[Link] Your genes, your rights – FDA’s Jeffrey Shuren not a fan

by [anonymous] 1 min read9th Mar 201112 comments




I find myself basically agreeing with Razib.

Yes there is generally incompetence and avoidable irrationality associated with the most likley way this will be regulated. But I find myself fearing something else even more. I'm scared of busybody policy advisor's or "well meaning" individuals who will choose to hide or misrepresent data purposefully to either:

  • promote their own values
  • try and appease a popular "moral panic" (I think we will see at least one or two as uncomfortable new discoveries about the role of genetics are made or as old ones are made too blindingly obvious to ignore).