Genetic Bias Bill Passes House With Ease

Law360, New York (May 1, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation Thursday that would prevent employers and health insurers from using genetic testing to discriminate against workers.

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act passed the House 414 to 1. The Senate approved the measure unanimously about a week ago, and it will now move to President Bush's desk, where most believe it will be signed into law.

“Today's passage of the [bill] proves there is consensus in the country that no person should be told they are going to not...
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