Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Senate Passed GINA on April 24th

The US Senate passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) on April 24th. GINA prohibits discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment. The bill is being sent to the House for a vote. President Bush has already said he will sign the bill into law.
This will help high risk women feel more comfortable about getting tested for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations.

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