HARRISBURG – Legislation called the Genetic Materials Privacy & Compensation Act has been introduced in an effort to address exploitation and privacy concerns associated with the rise of at-home genetics testing. Many who use an at-home genetics test sign a vague agreement that relinquished data rights to their own genetic material, while under the impression that any alternative use would further non-profit medical research. People are often unaware their DNA is likely to be sold for profit to data collection and research companies. House Bill 2283 creates more transparency in what the data is used for and secure financial compensation for people when their genetic data is used for profit. The bill has garnered bipartisan support and was referred to the state House Consumer Affairs Committee.