Denied Requests

People who've undergone genetic testing can be denied life insurance, CBS Philly reports.

Carolyn Koutsaftis, a healthy 46-year-old, tells the station that she was denied life insurance following a visit to a genetic counselor after her mother had tested positive for a breast cancer risk gene.

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