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The Genetic Research Privacy Protection Act would ensure that federally funded researchers can't reveal genetic data that can identify study participants.

GINA Goes to School

A boy's cystic fibrosis carrier status was revealed by a teacher to the parents of children with CF who then sought the boy's transfer to another school, leading to a lawsuit.

Although there are many objections to EEOC proposed changes, some in the business community want more liberal regulations around wellness program inducements.

Not Even Then

A jury awards $2.25 million in the case of the 'devious defecator,' which was brought under the US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

The case of the 'devious defecator' examines the protections of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.

Almost seven years after the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act was signed into law, it has only been cited in a limited number of cases.

This article has been updated to clarify comments from Anya Prince of the Cancer Legal Resource Center. The article inaccurately cited Prince as stating that some states mandate coverage for BRCA testing.

Pittsburgh Technical Institute is the first Highmark customer that has agreed to offer the genetic testing service to its employees. The offering will not be a covered benefit under Highmark's health plans.

Although the three bills aren't exactly alike in scope, they reflect a growing sentiment at the state level that existing protections under the federal Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act don't go far enough when it comes to protecting individuals' genetic data from misuse.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.