Genetic Discrimination

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Nova Publishers, 2008 - Medical - 113 pages
Genetic information can be misused. It can be used to discriminate against people in health insurance and employment. People known to carry a gene that increases their likelihood of developing cancer, for example, may get turned down for health insurance. Without health insurance, it may be impossible for some people to get treatment for a disease that could be fatal. This may lead some people to decide against genetic testing for fear of what the results might show, and who might find out about them. It also could lead some people to decline participation in biomedical research such as studies of gene mutations associated with certain diseases that examine the history of families prone to those maladies. This new book examines some of the hot areas of research in the field.
 

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Contents

GENETIC DISCRIMINATION OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUE AND PROPOSED LEGISLATION
1
GENETIC TESTING SCIENTIFIC BACKGROUND FOR POLICYMAKERS
31
GENETIC INFORMATION LEGAL ISSUES RELATING TO DISCRIMINATION AND PRIVACY
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GENETIC NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT A COMPARISON OF TITLE II PROVISIONS IN S 358 and HR 493 110th CONGRESS
61
GENETIC DISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH INSURANCE National Human Genome Research Institute
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GENETIC NONDISCRIMINATION IN HEALTH INSURANCE A SIDEBYSIDE COMPARISON OF THE TITLE I PROVISIONS IN HR 493 And S...
95
Index
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