Genetic discrimination: Time to act

Collins, F. S., Watson, J. D. (October 2003) Genetic discrimination: Time to act. Science, 302 (5646). p. 745. ISSN 0036-8075

URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14593134
DOI: 10.1126/science.302.5646.745

Abstract

Coinciding with the completion of the Human Genome Project and the 50th anniversary of the discovery of DNA's double helix in April, the U.S. National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) set forth a bold vision for the future of genomics research.* The plan primarily focuses on translating genomic research into health applications. Now, however, the fate of one crucial element needed to realize this vision lies not with scientists but with the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives. The House needs to approve the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2003 as soon as possible. This groundbreaking bill would protect U.S. residents from genetic discrimination in health insurance and the workplace, and it was passed by the U.S. Senate on 14 October by a landslide vote of 95 to 0.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > genomes
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > personal genomes
bioinformatics > genomics and proteomics > genetics & nucleic acid processing > genomes > personal genomes
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Depositing User: Matt Covey
Date: October 2003
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2013 13:24
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2013 13:24
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URI: http://repository.cshl.edu/id/eprint/28001

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