Congress outlaws genetic discrimination

A company can’t refuse to hire people because they are genetically disposed to develop a particular disease or condition, even if this would cause the company’s health care costs to skyrocket.

That’s the result of the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which was recently signed into law by President Bush.

The law also prohibits insurance companies from using genetic information to deny coverage or increase premiums.

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