Senate Unanimously Passes GINA, Though With ‘Compromises’; Now Faces Sympathetic House | GenomeWeb
This story incorrectly suggested that the Chamber of Commerce was appeased with the current version of the bill. The story has been updated to include comments from the Chamber of Commerce.
 
After installing compromises and “minor” changes, including a “firewall” separating the potential liabilities insurers and employers could face, the US Senate last week unanimously passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act.
 

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