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The US Senate passed S.358, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2007 (GINA), by a unanimous vote. The bill would ban the use of genetic testing for the purposes of making health insurance and employment decisions.

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#1 Methodist Preacher on 04.27.08 at 4:05 pm

That strikes me as an unusually compassionate and equitable piece of legislation.

#2 Letters From A Tory on 04.28.08 at 10:08 am

Well done to the Americans. How I’d love for this to be replicated in the UK.

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#3 Gary Lee on 04.28.08 at 5:00 pm

Hopefully this will be effectively enforced. I do wonder a bit how one determines whether such testing was used to make a decision, how one protests if they think it has been, and how one proves discrimination. It is a step in the right direction.

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