Keeping Genetic Discrimination at Bay

If made into law, the Genetic Non-Discrimination Act would bar prejudicial treatment based solely on genetic data, such as genetic predisposition to disease. Dr. Kathy Hudson strongly recommended the move when she appeared before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Health regarding the bill, H.R. 493.

NPR's Michele Norris talks with Hudson, who is the founder and director of the Genetics and Public Policy Center in addition to her work as an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Berman Bioethics Institute.

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