Though Well-Intentioned, GINA Needs To Be Clarified

Law360, New York (May 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) won quick approval in the House of Representatives and the Senate in recent weeks and is expected to be signed into law shortly.

In approving GINA, Congress recognized that although individuals may wish to gain genetic information to be warned of potential health problems, protections must be put in place to avoid misuse of that information for employment or health insurance purposes.

GINA is intended to protect individuals from discrimination by employers, employment agencies, labor organizations and health insurers....
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