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.
Monday, November 23, 2009
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
From the New York Times editorial: