NEW YORK, May 22 - A US Senate committee yesterday approved legislation that would prohibit insurance companies and employers from discriminating against people based on their genetic information, according to a news report.
 
The bill, which has bipartisan support, may encourage more people to undergo genetic and molecular-diagnostic testing.

 

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