California Governor Signs Law to Protect Against Genetic Discrimination

September 07, 2011
California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law civil rights protections to prevent discrimination against people based on their genetic information. Authored by State Sen. Alex Padilla, the California law the...
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Understanding GINA

June 10, 2010
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, or GINA, is U.S. federal legislation that protects Americans from discrimination (in health insurance and employment decisions) on the basis of genetic information. GINA was...
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It’s Official: Bush signs GINA

May 21, 2008
President Bush has signed GINA, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, into law. The legislation, which passed Congress last month after languishing for more than a decade, will make it illegal...
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GINA Passes: A First Step Toward Protecting Genetic Information

April 24, 2008
The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) has made it through Congress, more than a decade after first being introduced as a means of protecting individuals from discrimination based on their...
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