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The Courts

Submission + - US makes Gattaca-like discrimination illegal

Soulshift writes: NewScientist reports that a law has been passed in the US that prevents companies from denying jobs or insurance to citizens based on the results of genetic tests. This purportedly addresses scenarios where corporations might employ people preferentially based on their genetic "fitness." From the article: "Clearly the House finally understood the incredible significance this has. The American public can now access genetic tests, feel safe about their genetic information not being misused and participate in research that involves genetic information."

The full text of the bill can be found here.

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