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Geneticists Hail Senate Vote on DNA Discrimination

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Geneticists Hail Senate Vote on DNA Discrimination

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Geneticists Hail Senate Vote on DNA Discrimination

Geneticists Hail Senate Vote on DNA Discrimination

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The Senate has passed a bill banning employers and insurers from discrimination based on DNA tests. The bill would bar health insurance companies from using genetic information to set premiums or determine enrollment eligibility. Similarly, employers could not use genetic information in hiring, firing or promotion decisions.