Senate passes Genetics Information Nondiscrimination Act

On Tuesday, the Senate unanimously passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 (S. 1053).  It was approved by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions in May.  The bill now goes to the House for consideration.

Helen Dewar, Senate Backs Safeguards for Genetic Data, Washington Post, October 15, 2003

Kate Dalke, Genetic Nondiscrimination Bill Passes U.S. Senate, Genome News Network.

Ira Carnahan, Gene Policy, Forbes, October 22, 2003.

Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis has a brief summary of genetic discrimination legislation (yet to be updated at the time of this post).




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