Robinson Bradshaw

Topic: UK Biobank

The Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act Returns to Congress

Meggan Bushee is a student at the Wake Forest University School of Law. This past May, Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) re-introduced a personalized medicine bill to the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill was originally introduced in 2006 by then-Senator from Illinois Barack Obama. While HR 5440, also known as […]

Mapping the Personal Genomics Landscape

Last week saw the first annual Genomes, Environments, Traits (GET) Conference, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Timed to coincide with DNA Day 2010, the conference marked one decade since the publication of the draft consensus human genome sequence. The GET Conference was billed as “the last chance in history to collect everyone with a personal genome sequence […]

New Fuel for the Genomic Privacy Debate

The growth of prominent genomics research and direct-to-consumer (DTC) commercial services that combine genomic data with phenotypic data, environmental data and personal health surveys continues to spur debate over the appropriate privacy safeguards and expectations for individuals who participate in such research or enroll in such services. From large-scale genomic research projects such as the […]