MPs call for investigation into Chinese genetics company over pregnancy test data


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Liberal Democrat MP Alistair Carmichael is among those calling for the government to investigate BGI (Aaron Chown/PA) A Chinese company selling pregnancy tests in the UK must be investigated over the potential risk that expectant mothers’ genetic data may be shared with the Chinese government, a cross-party group of parliamentarians have warned. MPs and peers have called for the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to launch a probe into BGI Group, China’s leading genomics company, over concerns that data gathered from its NIFTY non-invasive pre-natal tests may be shared with the government in Beijing. The politicians have shared their concerns about...