Should life insurance firms have access to your genetic test results?

by jeeg 13. November 2014 00:19
  So, you're thinking you might like to check out one of those inexpensive new tests that would give you some insight into, say, the health implications of your ethnic heritage. It may, incidentally, turn up findings you may or may not want -- say, on your Alzheimer's disease risk, or ... [More]

Genetic Testing Results In Discrimination For Life Insurance in Australia

by jeeg 3. September 2013 21:45
A case study discusses an example of life insurance discrimination due to genetic test results for cancer predisposition. James (pseudonym), in his early 20s, was denied full life insurance coverage because he revealed that he had discussed genetic testing with a genetic counselor. He was lat... [More]

Genetic tests moratorium for UK insurance renewed again

by jeeg 6. May 2011 23:45
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has announced another extension of an existing moratorium on the use of genetic test results for insurance purposes.  First established in 2001, the agreement between the ABI with the UK Department of Health means that individuals are n... [More]
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