Senate OKs Ban on Genetic Discrimination

WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to protect people who are reluctant to have genetic testing for breast cancer or heart disease because of fears the results might cost them their jobs or health insurance.

Senators voted 98-0 for legislation prohibiting employers from using genetic information in hiring and firing decisions and barring insurers from using such information to deny coverage or raise premiums

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