Putting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in Context

Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 9, pp. 655-656, 2008

2 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2009

See all articles by Mark A. Rothstein

Mark A. Rothstein

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law; University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Date Written: September 1, 2008

Abstract

On May 21, 2008, President Bush signed into law the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Because the issue of genetic discrimination had been considered for 13 years in Congress, and even longer in genetics circles, many of the advocates who worked on this legislation expressed an understandable sense of relief and exhilaration. Now that the ink has dried on the President’s signature, and before GINA takes effect, it is appropriate to consider what GINA does and - perhaps more importantly - what it does not do.

Keywords: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, GINA, genetics, discrimination

JEL Classification: K31, K32

Suggested Citation

Rothstein, Mark A., Putting the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in Context (September 1, 2008). Genetics in Medicine, Vol. 10, No. 9, pp. 655-656, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1510169

Mark A. Rothstein (Contact Author)

University of Louisville - Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy, and Law ( email )

Louisville, KY 40202
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.louisville.edu/bioethics

University of Louisville - Louis D. Brandeis School of Law ( email )

Wilson W. Wyatt Hall
Louisville, KY 40292
United States

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