Russian genes will be secret


Photo: Yuri Strelets / RIA Novosti

The genome of Russians will be among the protected state information. The relevant amendments to the law on personal data has developed the CPS, reports “Interfax” with reference to head of Department, chief state sanitary doctor of Russia Anna Popova.

“Today we say that knowledge of my genome is my personal information, and let me dispose of them and not some outsider who feels able to pull out of my blood cells are what he sequanorum (determines the genetic code, the sequence of nucleotides in the DNA molecule)”, she said.

According to her, in 2006, when Russia adopts the law on personal data, the scientists were not able to determine the genome quickly and cheaply. Through the development of science, the procedure became available and therefore the beginning “to demand answers from the regulatory authorities,” said the head of Rospotrebnadzor.

It is expected that the amendments will be submitted for consideration to the state Duma during current session.

In October last year, President Vladimir Putin said that some people collect biological material of Russian citizens in different ethnic groups and in different regions. “Do purposefully and professionally. We such is the object of very great interest,” he said. After that, the CPS proposed to control the circulation of biomaterials.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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