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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