Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination

The article “Prohibiting Genetic Discrimination” appears in the November 2008 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine, a State Bar of Wisconsin publication. “The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits health insurance and employment discrimination based on a person’s genetic information. Although the Act allows use of genetic testing and information for specific, limited purposes, questions remain whether government and research institutions can safely regulate genetic tests and safeguard large databases of genetic information. The Act’s health insurance provisions become effective in May 2009 and the employment provisions in November 2009.” Read the entire article. November 2008.

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