Genetic Discrimination: Can a Health Risk Put Your Job at Risk?

Genetic Discrimination
Genetic Discrimination

Seldom has legislation with more far-reaching implications been passed than the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA).

Before GINA, many of us didn't take advantage of genetic testing that could help diagnose disease and determine advance response to treatment -- and not because we didn't know it was an option or because our health insurance wouldn't cover the tests. Rather, we feared the very real danger of "health insurance discrimination" once the results were revealed.