NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) — The US House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation that would bar employers and health insurance companies from using an individual’s genetic information for hiring or coverage decision.
 
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination act of 2007, introduced by Representatives Louise Slaughter of New York and Judy Biggert of Illinois, is also expected to pass the Senate and be signed into law by President Bush, said the Genetics and Public Policy Center at Johns Hopkins University.
 

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