Industry welcomes Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Allison, Malorye
June 2008
Nature Biotechnology;Jun2008, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p596
Academic Journal
This article discusses the Genetic Information and Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) that was signed into law on May 21, 2008 after it was passed by both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. The law prohibits the use of genetic information to set health insurance premiums, deny coverage or affect employment. Genetic test results are also required to be kept private. Although companies selling genetic testing are enthusiastic about the law, others see it just as one step.


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