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Senate passes genetic discrimination bill

AP/Yahoo News, April 30, 2008
A unanimous vote by the U.S. Senate sends the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act back to the House. The bill would bar health insurance companies from using genetic information to set premiums or determine enrollment eligibility. Employers also could not use genetic information in hiring, firing or promotion decisions.