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Gene Screen: Will We Vote Against a Candidate's DNA?

Publication Date: 
October 31, 2008
The Wall Street Journal
Robert Lee Hotz

Professor Henry T. "Hank" Greely is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the possibility of future presidential candidates having to make public their DNA to reveal their genetic potential:

"They are not private people when they run for president," says Henry Greely, director of Stanford's Center for Law and the Biosciences. "Candidates may have the right to refuse to disclose genetic data, but their refusal is something that voters could and probably should hold against them."