This is Episode 107 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath.
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DNA samples can today be used for creating a unique fingerprint or ID, for diagnosing cancer and heritable diseases, for telling you your ancestry or even paternity. The cost of sequencing the full genome of any human cost over a $100 million dollars at the start of the 21st century, and today costs just a few hundred dollars.
In this backdrop of DNA sequencing technology being used for criminal, civil, medical and other purposes — The DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Bill, 2019 has been reintroduced in the Lok Sabha. Drs Mandira Kala and Shambhavi Naik are on Episode 107 of The Pragati Podcast to tell us all about the DNA bill
The Pragati Podcast is a weekly talkshow on public policy, economics and international relations hosted by Pavan Srinath.
- Bill Summary & Legislative Brief from PRS Legislative Research.
- The DNA Bill is designed to fail, Shambhavi Naik in FirstPost.