Door will open to genetic discrimination if act protecting Canadians is overturned, genomics expert says

Posted In: News Date:May 15th, 2018

Medical researcher Yvonne Bombard is worried about a future where Canadians could face increasing discrimination based on their genetic profiles.

A genomics and policy researcher with the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Bombard says the health and personal freedom of patients will be at risk if a challenge to Canada's year-old Genetic Non-Discrimination Act (GNA) is successful.