GINA Reluctance to Learn Genetic Risk for Cancer Grows With Affordable Care Act Repeal Fears Premium Genetic counselors and patient advocates say more people are refusing genetic testing because they're uncertain of how it will impact their insurance. Employee Wellness Bill Could Stifle Genetics Research in Age of Big-Data Studies Premium Any short-term gains the bill may have on encouraging healthier lifestyles wouldn’t be worth the crippling effects it could have on the genomics field, leaders in the space said. GINA Supporters Concerned House Bill Undermines Genetic Non-Discrimination Law Some 50 groups have signed a letter expressing strong opposition to a bill that would allow workplace wellness programs to collect employees' genetic information. Anti-Discrimination Law Clarifications Benefit Employers, May Confuse Public, Say Critics Premium EEOC final rules provide employers clarity on wellness programs, but they may confuse the public about genetic privacy and anti-discrimination laws, some groups said. Genetic Privacy Protection Weakened by Recently Revised EEOC Regulations, ASHG Says According to ASHG, the final rules, issued this week, will significantly weaken patient privacy protections under ADA and GINA. Apr 7, 2016 Warren, Enzi Bill Seeks to Tighten Protections for Genetic Information in Research Premium Jan 26, 2016 EEOC-Proposed Rule Raises Concerns it Will Weaken Genetic Anti-Discrimination Protections Premium Jan 28, 2015 NEJM Article Assesses Effects of GINA on Genetic Discrimination Aug 22, 2012 Beyond GINA, States Build Patchwork of Protections Aug 24, 2011 California Senate Passes Genetic Discrimination Bill; Governor's Signature Pending Premium Apr 20, 2011 Navigenics Offering Genome Testing Services Through Insurer Highmark Blue Shield Premium Mar 9, 2011 Vermont, California Follow Massachusetts in Introducing Genetic Data Protection Bills Premium Jan 12, 2011 Survey Shows Declining Public Interest in PGx, Poor Grasp of Genomics Issues Premium Jan 10, 2011 Post-GINA, Consumers Still Worry about Genetic Privacy Nov 11, 2010 Final GINA Rules to Take Effect Soon Mar 31, 2010 GINA's Family History Restrictions Undercut Insurer Risk Models, Humana Official Says Premium Dec 9, 2009 In Comments to GINA Rule, GPPC Tries to Clarify Debate Around 'Underwriting' for Wellness Programs Premium Dec 2, 2009 DMAA Requests Moratorium on GINA's 'Underwriting' Restrictions; Personalized Rx Advocates Object Premium Breaking News Children With Autism May Have Underdeveloped Gut Microbiomes, Metagenomic Analysis Finds Kiromic BioPharma Acquires InSilico Solutions Bio-Rad Laboratories, 10x Genomics Settle IP Lawsuits, Sign Global Cross-Licensing Agreement Scope Fluidics Obtains CE Mark for PCR-Based SARS-CoV-2 Panel MeMed COVID-19 Prognostic Test Receives CE Mark ERS Genomics Licenses CRISPR IP to Japan SLC The Scan Dropped Charges The US Justice Department has dropped visa fraud charges against five Chinese researchers, according to the Wall Street Journal. More Kids The Associated Press says Moderna is expanding its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine study to included additional children and may include even younger children. PNAS Papers on Rat Clues to Human Migration, Thyroid Cancer, PolyG-DS In PNAS this week: ancient rat genome analysis gives hints to human migrations, WDR77 gene mutations in thyroid cancer, and more. Purnell Choppin Dies Purnell Choppin, a virologist who led the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has died at 91, according to the Washington Post.