Sophia Roosth from Harvard University asks if we have a right to protect ourselves against genetic surveillance. She says it may already be too late: “We are at the dawn of the age of genetic McCarthyism, invasions of privacy are going to become more pervasive. It’s not whether this is going to happen, it’s already happening.”
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Author: Sophia Roosth is a historian and anthropologist of biology at Harvard University
Image: Human genetic material is stored at a laboratory. REUTERS/Michael Dalder.