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Daniel at the Genetic Future welcomes a dissenting view to the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, which has gone through various stages of approval in US Congress but hasn't officially made it into law. While it "appears to be almost universally regarded as a good thing," Daniel writes, he says he was glad to see a well-reasoned consideration of the opposing view in a letter to Nature from Marcelino Fuentes. Fuentes writes:

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