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Sixty years ago, scientists first discovered DNA, the structure in which a person’s genes are encoded. Since then, our knowledge of the genome has revolutionized medicine.
As is often the case, U.S. law has still not caught up to the science. Three cases coming before the Supreme Court this term will have a significant impact on the future of genetics and the law. Each contains its own powerful question about genetics and what it means to criminal justice and industry.
Read the full article here: What Is a Gene And How Does it Apply to the Law? The Supreme Court Still Doesn’t Know.