Genetic Discrimination

Are employers allowed to use your genetic information against you?
13 April 2017

Interview with 

Ellen Wright Clayton, Vanderbilt University Medical Centre


Many people are aware of the nightmare scenario of the film Gattaca - the dystopian future in which your DNA dictates even the jobs you’re allowed to get - but is this really something we should be worried about? The EU currently bans genetic discrimination by employers, in the UK use of genetic tests by employers is restricted by the Equality Act,  and in the USA - they currently have something called GINA…Georgia Mills spoke to Ellen Wright Clayton,  a professor of pediatrics and law at Vanderbilt University Medical centre.


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