worried that the test results might cause problems for you at work or make it
hard for you to get health insurance. It's important to know that a law in the United States, called the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA), protects people who have genetic differences that may affect their health. GINA prevents employers and health insurance companies from using genetic information about people to affect decisions. This law does not cover life insurance, disability insurance, or long-term care insurance.
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January 24, 2014
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