New Federal Rules Protect Genetic Information from Misuse by Health Insurers

The federal government issued new rules on October 1 protect individuals against having genetic information used unfairly to raise health insurance rates, deny health insurance, or limit coverage because of pre-existing conditions. As part of the implementation of the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act (GINA), the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury published the…  Read More

Dr. Francis Collins on GINA

Watch an interview with Dr. Francis Collins on the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) produced by the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Collins is the Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI).