Revisiting the concerns around India’s DNA Technology Bill | The Hindu In Focus podcast

In this episode, we follow up on a report that we carried in the paper last week and that merits a deeper discussion on an important legislation that is being discussed in Parliament right now. It’s on the DNA Technology (Use and Application) Regulation Act, 2019. And our story on it was about a draft report on it by the parliamentary standing committee on science and technology, which said the provisions in the Bill, as they pertain to what kind of information can be collected through DNA sampling, could be misused. And, in particular, it flagged the possibility that it could be used for caste-based profiling.

Also read: Towards a genetic panopticon

Guest: Suhrith Parthasarathy, Advocate, Madras High Court.

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