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DNA Database: A Legislative Overreach

DNA Database: A Legislative Overreach

The bill regulating the use of DNA technology callously enters a very sensitive terrain.


Usha Ramanathan writes:

The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill is on the list of business in the Lok Sabha. It was first introduced in the Lok Sabha in August 2018 but lapsed when Parliament was dissolved in 2019. It was reintroduced in the Lok Sabha on 8 July 2019, soon after the new government took office. The report of the Standing Committee on Science and Technology was placed before both houses of Parliament on 3 February 2021.

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Updated On : 14th Aug, 2021


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