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Federal & State Law/Government

Genetics and Law: Guide to ResourcesFundamentalsInternet Portals, Databases & Starting PointsJournals & News SourcesFederal & State Law/GovernmentWeb Sites by TopicOther Libraries

Federal Laws/Regulations

Biotechnology and Genetics Law (MegaLaw.com)
http://www.megalaw.com/top/biotech.php  

Links to specific:

  • Federal statutes
  • EPA regulations
  • USDA regulations
  • USFDA regulations


US Department of Health and Human Services:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Privacy Committee – Health
http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/privacy/#health  
        • Links to primary sources

State Laws/Regulations

Policy and Legislation Database
(National Human Genome Research Institute (NIH))
http://www.genome.gov/PolicyEthics/LegDatabase/pubsearch.cfm  

State Genetics Laws by Topic
(National Conference of State Legislatures)
http://www.ncsl.org/programs/health/genetics/charts.htm

Government Information

President’s Council on Bioethics
http://www.bioethics.gov/

  • Council reports available in full-text
  • Transcripts of Council meetings ; insights into federal policy
  • Links to articles and other publications


US Department of Energy
Biological and Environmental Research Program
http://www.science.doe.gov/feature/BER.htm

  • Founder of the Human Genome Project
  • Texts of papers, current program activity and program reports
  • Links to related sources


US Department of Health and Human Services:
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation: Privacy Committee – Health
http://aspe.hhs.gov/datacncl/privacy/#health

  • Committee reports on issues of privacy of genetic information and related topics
  • Current status of research projects in privacy of genetic information
  • Links to primary sources