Genetic Nondescrimination Act

was just passed into law.  Health insurance companies won’t be able to discriminate based on genetic testing.

(via SciAm)

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    This is good news. I think using genetics as the basis for discrimination would be too premature for an insurance company to do anyway. There are so many gene environment interactions that are poorly understood, so it seems like it’s too early to definitively correlate a type of gene with a specific disease for that purpose.

    You have an interesting blog here. Check out my own neuroscience/neurotechnology blog if you get a chance. Have a good one.

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