deCODE Genetics Icelandic Healthcare
As part of its venture with HLR, DG plans to gather clinical
records, family histories, and DNA for most of the nations 277, 000 people.
In March 1998, DG helped to formulate a bill introduced into the
Icelandic Parliament (Althingi, est. 930 as the worlds oldest legislative
body) that would allow for the formation of a large, centralized healthcare
From March 1998 to December 17, 1998, when the bill passed at the
123rd session of the Icelandic Parliament), a battle raged in
Iceland over the contents of the bill.