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Bioethics and Science Policy

Bioethics and Science Policy

The abundant amount of genetic information helps us understand our history and health. However, without proper protection and regulations, it could be used against us. To protect us from these risks, bioethicists and policy makers work to develop and support policies and ensure regulations are in place. For instance, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which was passed into law in 2008, prohibits discrimination based on genetic information in the workplace and by health insurance issuers. If you are interested in biology and protecting our rights, you might have a career in bioethics and policy.

Occupations:

Bioethicist
Entry-level education: Master’s degree

Policy Maker/Analyst
Entry-level education: Master’s degree

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