Genetic Information, Non-Discrimination, and Privacy Protections in Genetic Counseling Practice

  title={Genetic Information, Non-Discrimination, and Privacy Protections in Genetic Counseling Practice},
  author={Anya E R Prince and Myra I Roche},
  journal={Journal of Genetic Counseling},
The passage of the Genetic Information Non Discrimination Act (GINA) was hailed as a pivotal achievement that was expected to calm the fears of both patients and research participants about the potential misuse of genetic information. However, 6 years later, patient and provider awareness of legal protections at both the federal and state level remains discouragingly low, thereby, limiting their potential effectiveness. The increasing demand for genetic testing will expand the number of… CONTINUE READING

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