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Council for Responsible Genetics issues "Genetic Bill of Rights"

Genetic Crossroads
April 16th, 2000

The Cambridge-based Council for Responsible Genetics has just

released a ten-point Genetic Bill of Rights that addresses concerns
including biodiversity, life patents, genetically engineered food,
biopiracy, eugenics, genetic privacy and discrimination, and human
germline manipulation.

Point 6 reads, "All people have the right to protection against
eugenic measures such as forced sterilization or mandatory screening
aimed at aborting or manipulating selected embryos or fetuses."

Point 10: "All people have the right to have been conceived, gestated,
and born without genetic manipulation."

For the complete Genetic Bill of Rights, see <http://www.gene-watch.org>.


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