The Coalition for Genetic Data Protection
Consumer genetic testing can empower consumers to gain a greater understanding of their ancestral origins and to take a proactive role in their health and wellness in unprecedented ways. Millions of consumers have taken advantage of these opportunities. At the same time, genetic data provides unprecedented opportunities for the research community to better understand the role genetics play in our health and the prevention, mitigation and treatment of disease. We recognize the significant opportunities genetic testing and research present and support and advocate for reasonable and uniform privacy regulation that will ensure the responsible and ethical handling of every person’s genetic data.