Team 1: Genomics and DNA in the Law: Legal Implications of 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Other Uses of DNA
The Robert W. Calvert Inn of Court held its first CLE-approved meeting of the year on October 13, 2020 virtually over Zoom. The program, Genomics and DNA in the Law: Legal Implications of 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and Other Uses of DNA, was organized under the leadership of Inn Barrister Christine Andresen. The study and application of DNA and genetic information is a rapidly evolving area of science and business that has numerous societal implications. The program explored the laws that govern how your genetic material can be used, the legal risks involved in submitting your DNA to companies such as 23andMe or Ancestry.com, who can obtain your genetic information once it is submitted and for what purposes, criminal and constitutional issues that are being impacted by the collection and use of genetic information, and issues presented by the use of such genetic information in family law and probate law.
Christine Andresen lead Team 1 and included Jane Atwood, Christopher Clough, Hon. Jim Coronado, Prof. Mary Crouter, Laura Fauber, Theresa Golde, Hon. Bill R. Henry, Hon. Aurora Martinez Jones, Michael Kabat, Michael Marin, Austin Nimocks, Scott Pehoushek, Ashley Presson, Jim Richardson, Monica Stallings, Wilson Stoker, Leslie Thorne, and Jane Webre.