Genomics Law Report's Allain Andry says advances in genetics ripple out through the business world and — through new laws, regulations, and uncertainty over patents — affect almost all businesses in some fashion. For example, the federal Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 prohibits health insurers from using a person's genetic code to deny coverage or raise rates, Andry says.

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