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Genetic Discrimination Protection

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Genetic Discrimination Protection

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Genetic Discrimination Protection

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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that would protect people from genetic discrimination. Guests and callers discuss what such a law could mean for patients considering genetic testing.

Atul Gawande, author, Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance; surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital; assistant professor, Harvard Medical School

Stuart Altman, dean and Sol C. Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy, The Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University

Karen Pollitz, project director, Health Policy Institute, Georgetown University; research professor

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