Slaughter, Hoyer Oppose Legislation That Would Undermine Genetic Privacy Protections, Rights of Disabled Americans

by jeeg 25. March 2015 04:31
  Today, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), author of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA) and House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), who played a leading role in passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), spoke out against legislation that would undermi... [More]

CRG board member Robert Green in the news-The US has laws against genetic discrimination, but people still fear it

by jeeg 29. January 2015 21:38
Genetic discrimination hasn’t yet become a problem in the US. Since the Genetic Information Nondiscrmination Act (GINA) was signed into law in 2008, very few GINA-related charges have been made. That doesn’t mean that Americans aren’t worried that this sort of discrimination migh... [More]

Judge denies U.S. request to block Honeywell wellness program

by jeeg 5. November 2014 22:38
  A U.S. district judge in Minneapolis is allowing Honeywell to begin penalizing workers who refuse to submit to biometric or medical tests. A federal agency had asked the judge to block the program. The case will continue to move forward in the court. The tests, required by Honeywell in a... [More]

Protecting Genetic Data- A Primer for Employers

by jeeg 2. July 2014 02:21
    Protecting Genetic Data A growing concern   By Jeremy Gruber, JD   As genetic testing and genetic information become increasingly available, it is critical that   employers have a full understanding of current genetic privacy and nondi... [More]

Anniversary of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

by jeeg 21. May 2014 21:53
  Six years ago today on May 21, 2008, then President Bush signed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law.  Senator Ted Kennedy hailed GINA as the "first civil rights bill of the new century."   GINA represents the first time that Congress has passed... [More]

Do You Really Want To Know What Your Genetic Code Says About You?

by jeeg 18. December 2013 21:46
It took 12 years and $3bn to sequence the human genome and figure out the code in our DNA. These days, people can post off a blood sample and get information on their genetic inheritance for as little as a couple of thousand dollars. This drastic reduction in cost, time and effort is fuelling ... [More]

Should Bosses Have Access to Workers' Genetic-Test Results?

by jeeg 24. July 2013 01:01
Genetic testing is becoming a cornerstone of modern medicine—used to measure the likelihood of developing diseases from cancer to mental illness.  Employers increasingly are running up against a federal law that governs how genetic information can be used. Pictured, a DNA sample in... [More]

Fabricut to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Genetic Information Discrimination Lawsuit

by jeeg 14. May 2013 02:13
Federal Agency Files First Suit Enforcing Genetic Discrimination Law Against Fabric Distributor That Requested Family Medical History, Refused to Hire Woman   TULSA, Okla. - Fabricut, Inc., one of the world's largest distributors of decorative fabrics, will pay $50,000 and furnish other... [More]

Employers should prepare now for potential GINA litigation

by jeeg 25. February 2013 18:34
Employers can prepare themselves for the expected time when the Genetic Information Nondisclosure Act of 2008 becomes a focus of litigation, experts say.   One way to avoid potential litigation related to GINA is for employers to “use the safe harbor language whenever they send an... [More]

Arrivederci, GINA

by jeeg 5. February 2013 00:36
Yaniv Erlich, Ph.D., and his research team at the Whitehead Institute hoped to start a conversation when they published their study in Science showing that all they needed to identify nearly 50 individuals who had submitted personal genetic material for genomic studies was just a computer, an ... [More]
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