Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008

Genetic discrimination occurs if people are treated unfairly because of differences in their DNA that increase their chances of getting a certain disease. For example, a health insurer might refuse to give coverage to a woman who has a DNA difference that raises her odds of getting breast cancer. Employers also could use DNA information to decide whether to hire or fire workers.


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  • SourceUrl: http://www.genome.gov/10002328
  • Syndication ID: 3371
  • Language: English
  • Source: National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • Date Syndication Captured: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 02:03 PM
  • Date Syndication Updated: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 at 12:02 AM

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