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The Fight to Keep Genetic Information Private

Complete video at: David Ewing Duncan, co-host of NPR's "Biotech Nation," discusses GINA - the Genetic Information Non-Descrimination Act - and other efforts resulting from concerns over public access to personal genetic information. ----- David Ewing Duncan discusses Creative Disruptions as a part of The Ethical Frontiers of Science during the 2008 Chautauqua Institution morning lecture series. David Ewing Duncan is an award-winning, best-selling author of six books and numerous essays, articles and short stories, and a television, radio and film producer and correspondent. He is the co-host of NPR's Biotech Nation. Duncan's most recent book is Masterminds: Genius, DNA and the Quest to Rewrite Life (Harper Perennial), previously titled The Geneticist Who Played Hoops with My DNA and other masterminds from the frontiers of biotech (William Morrow/HarperCollins). His last book was the international bestseller Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year (Harper-Collins/Avon), published in 19 languages, and a bestseller in 14 countries. He is currently at work on Healing Touch: From Shaman's Magic to Digital People, One Man's Intimate Examination. David is a Contributing Editor to Wired, and Discover, and a science columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, a commentator for NPR's Morning Edition and co-host of BioTech Nation on NPR. He has been a special correspondent and producer for ABC's Nightline and 20/20, and a producer for Discovery Television. He is a correspondent for NOVA's ScienceNow!. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic, Fortune and MIT Technology Review, and was a longtime correspondent for Life. He also writes for Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, Smithsonian, Outside, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Washington Post Book World, and The New York Times, among others. He contributes to the Dialogues column for Discover.
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