Research on genomics and the application of genomics in clinical care is increasingly important. However, the law underlying genomics is currently unclear, poorly understood, and contested. The goal of the LawSeqSM project is to map and shape the law of genomics to build a solid foundation for clinical integration.
Based cooperatively at the University of Minnesota and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the LawSeqSM project has convened a national Working Group of top legal and scientific experts to compile, collect, and analyze current US federal and state law and regulation on translational genomics. This website includes searchable databases of relevant federal and state law and secondary sources to provide an initial portal into the state of genomics law. This website does not include all law relevant to genomics; we focus on statutes, regulations, and case law. For more comprehensive access, please consult legal search tools such as Westlaw© and Lexis Advance®.
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How to Use This Site
There are three databases available via this website: for state law, federal law, and related, secondary materials. Click on one of the buttons to the right to get started.
Click on a state to begin a search for that state’s genomic laws. To search on multiple states at once, click on the button below.
Click here to access a database of federal statutes, regulations, and case law.
Selected Secondary Sources
This is a portal to selected journal articles and other publications that describe and interpret genomics law and related topics. These resources were published between 1968 and the present.