The real-although often exaggerated-threats to genetic privacy, and the resulting forms of geneticdiscrimination, posed as a consequence of research in this field, can be contained by careful development and application of legal norms through legislative schemes at the state and federal levels of government. In partnership, law and science should seek to develop a contemporary agenda for social change that also seeks to fulfill socio-political goals.When viewed as but a tool for enhancing the health of the nation's citizens, and of engineering humanity's genetic weaknesses out of the line of inheritance, biological determinism is an absolute necessity for trans-national survival in the 21st century. Simply stated, healthier and genetically sound individuals have a much better opportunity for pursuing and achieving the "good life" and making a significant contribution to society's greater well-being or, in other words, social good.
George P. Smith II, Accessing Genomic Information or Safeguarding Genetic Privacy, 9 J.L. & Health 121 (1994-1995)