Regulating Curators?

This article suggests that a new bill in introduced in California may regulate how the modern curators and interpreters of biomedical data (bioinformaticians) may end up being regulated and tarred by the same brush as direct-to-consumer genetics testing companies.

“This law doesn’t just cover companies, it covers what’s done in academic institutions, too,” Butte said. “Nothing in this bill blocks that.”

More evidence, in any case, of the centrality of information processing to the biomedical enterprise.

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