Advancing Civil Rights, the Next Generation: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Beyond

57 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2013

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Morse Tan

Northern Illinois University

Abstract

On the leading edge of civil rights law and bioethics/healthcare law, this Article provides the first law review analysis of the recently passed Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) of 2008, which extends important protection against discrimination in health insurance and employment. GINA also bolsters genetic research by freeing research subjects from the threat of genetic discrimination. This Article demonstrates how GINA further protects this society against the rising dangers of genetic discrimination beyond previously existing federal and state law.

Keywords: Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, GINA, genetic research, bioethics, health law, genetic discrimination

JEL Classification: I00, I10, I18, K00, K32

Suggested Citation

Tan, Morse, Advancing Civil Rights, the Next Generation: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Beyond. Morse Hyun-Myung Tan, Advancing Civil Rights, the Next Generation: The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 and Beyond, 19 Health Matrix 63 (2009), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2274876

Morse Tan (Contact Author)

Northern Illinois University ( email )

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DeKalb, IL 60115
United States

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