Montana Governor Greg Gianforte has signed SB 351, the Genetic Information Privacy Act (GINA), which “requires an entity to provide consumer information regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of genetic data; providing for limitations and exclusions; providing for enforcement authority; and providing definitions.”

GINA requires entities that collect genetic data, defined as:

any data, regardless

I have written about genetic testing kits before, but this subject matter is worth repeating. I find that people don’t always understand the consequences of sending a swab to a genetic testing company.  Consumer Reports recently came out with a study led by its Digital Lab experts entitled “The Privacy Problems of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic

The deservedly well-publicized arrest of the Golden State Killer last fall was a coup for law enforcement, and a marvelous use of modern technology. Sequencing the DNA profile of material left by the killer at a crime scene 40 years ago, then scouring publicly available databases for a genetic match, and ultimately making the arrest