Congress clears bill against genetic test bias

05/1/2008 | ScientificAmerican.com

House lawmakers voted 414-1 in favor of passing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, sending the bill to President George W. Bush, who is expected to sign it into law. Bill sponsor Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., said the legislation would encourage more people to "take advantage of the tremendous life-altering potential of genetic research."

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