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Genetic Discrimination Act

Monday, May 5th, 2008

Congress has passed a bill entitled the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) and submitted it to the White House. President Bush is expected to soon sign the Act into law.

The new Federal law will prohibit employers and health insurance companies from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of genetic predisposition to illness and disease; examples are cancer and heart conditions.

Update: President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act into law on May 21, 2008. See “New Genetic Discrimination Law” for more information.

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