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Recent Patents on DNA & Gene Sequences

Volume 6 Issue 3
ISSN: 1872-2156
eISSN: 2212-3431

 

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  From Sweaty Towels to Genetic Stats: Stalking Athletes for their Genetic Information
  pp.189-192 (4) Author: Sonia M. Suter
 
 
      Abstract

With recent advances in genetics, sports fans may soon have access to a new category of statistics: genetic information. With patented correlations between genetics and athletics, and with the emergence of a growing and unregulated market in direct-to-consumer (“DTC”) genetic testing, fans may be able to obtain an athlete's genetic information on their own, as long as they can access any item that may have some DNA on it. In some jurisdictions, they may even be able to do so legally, notwithstanding the potential harms to the athletes and their privacy.

 
  Keywords: Genetics, Athlete, ACTN3, DTC Genetic Testing, Privacy, DNA, Athletic Statistics, GINA, Human Tissue Act of, 2004, Human Genetic Examinations Act.
  Affiliation: George Washington University, USA.
 
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