Over at Genomeboy, Misha Angrist has a post about the GINA legislation -- his feelings are made clear in the title: "GINA: a harsh, exceptionalist mistress?" Misha's been reading details of the law, which was intended to prevent discrimination based on genetic information, and concludes, "The more I read this statute, the less I like it." His post includes excerpts from GINA showing possibilities for fairly large loopholes in the law.

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