Genetic Bias Bill Sails Through Senate

Law360, New York (April 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After languishing in the U.S. Congress for over a decade, a bill that seeks to prevent employers and health insurers from using genetic testing to discriminate against workers has been passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate.

On Thursday, the Senate wholeheartedly embraced an amended version of the legislation that was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives last year, known as the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

“This legislation opens the door to modern medical progress for millions and millions of Americans. It means that people...
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