Monday, November 23, 2009

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

From the New York Times editorial:
It is rare when antidiscrimination law is extended to a whole new group of people, but that happened on Saturday, when a federal ban on discriminating on the basis of genetic background took effect. The new law is an important step in protecting people who have inherited a predisposition to disease. It removes a significant obstacle to genetic testing, which can help prevent and treat serious illnesses.
Click here to access the editorial.

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