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TECHNOLOGY AND THE LAW

Swartz “Steals” for Science

The indictment of internet activist Aaron Swartz for allegedly downloading 4.8 million articles from JSTOR under a guest account raises questions

WEISS'S NOTEBOOK

The Revolution Will Be Personalized

It will be an uphill battle to justify some of the upfront costs of the personalized medicine revolution, given the technical, political, and educational hurdles that stand between where we are and where we want to get: to a place with better care that costs less.

The United States Can Learn from Europe’s Genetic Privacy Laws

The United States lags behind Europe in terms of genetic privacy legislation, argues a commentary in this week’s Journal of the American Medical Association, but we can use European experience to guide future policy that builds on the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act.

GENETICS

It’s All In the Genes (Or Is It?)

Various companies now offer direct-to-consumer genetic counseling. Public concern about genetic discrimination is on the rise. The Senate may soon vote on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act. But there are many uncertainties to consider as genetic medicine gets increasingly personal.