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Comment: insurance issue (Score 1) 157

by robertc99 (#46637211) Attached to: Should Patients Have the Option To Not Know Their DNA?

What I would be worried about is what happens if your insurance company finds out.
You have health insurance, you go get the test and discover that you have a high risk of heart disease or cancer.
That knowledge is now on your medical record. Your insurance company finds out about and drops your cover.

And no other company will write you a policy at a reasonable cost because your now a high risk.

Comment: Re:Dear Scientists and Researchers (Score 4, Insightful) 269

by robertc99 (#31919132) Attached to: Anti-Cancer Agent Stops Metastasis In Its Tracks
You don't sell your research to Nature. You submit it for publication and are overjoyed if they accept it. Nature is the most prestigious publication in the field of biology bar none.
But as far as I know, theres nothing stopping you from putting it up on your web site as well or submitting it in publication in other journals.

So it being published in Nature doesnt stop it from being publically available. Its just that the other copies might be harder to find..

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