A new site, GINAhelp.org, aims to be an educational resource to help people understand what the US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act does and does not cover. This is the brainchild of Johns Hopkins University's Genetics and Public Policy Center, the National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics, and the Genetic Alliance, points out ScienceRoll's Bertalan Meskó.

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