Genetic Testing President Clinton today signed an executive order that bars the federal government from discriminating against its employees on the basis of inherited genetic traits. This act is part of a larger effort to insure that information collected for medical reasons isn't abused by employers or insurance companies. NPR's Richard Harris reports that this is a growing concern, because scientists are rapidly identifying dozens of genetic traits that could be used to identify people at higher risk for certain diseases.
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Genetic Testing

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Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

Genetic Testing

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President Clinton today signed an executive order that bars the federal government from discriminating against its employees on the basis of inherited genetic traits. This act is part of a larger effort to insure that information collected for medical reasons isn't abused by employers or insurance companies. NPR's Richard Harris reports that this is a growing concern, because scientists are rapidly identifying dozens of genetic traits that could be used to identify people at higher risk for certain diseases.