Adapting To GINA

Law360, New York (February 17, 2010, 3:46 PM EST) -- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 ("GINA") is a new federal law prohibiting employment discrimination based on genetic information. The law took effect on Nov. 21, 2009.

"Genetic information" includes an individual's genetic tests, genetic tests of an individual's family members, and family history of particular diseases.

Family medical history is included in the definition because it is often used to determine whether someone has an increased risk of getting a disease, disorder, or condition in the future.

For example, GINA's protections may be triggered...
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