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House Approves Genetic Test Law
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House Approves Genetic Test Law

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House Approves Genetic Test Law

House Approves Genetic Test Law
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Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that sounds a little like science fiction. It prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage to those who have genetic markers for a debilitating disease.

Farai Chideya takes a closer look at the issue with Neil Trautwein — a health lobbyist and vice president of the National Retail Federation — and Jamie Brooks, senior analyst on bioethics, law and society at the Center for Genetics and Society.

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