Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act Poised to Pass

Today, the Senate will consider (and almost certainly pass) the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act.  Earlier, I discussed the irrational fears behind this law, and how it could undermine public safety in the future (through its lack of a “direct threat” exception, even though that exception exists under other employment laws, like the Americans with Disabilities Act), in this blog and the National Law Journal.  Biotech policy expert Greg Conko also analyzed the bill and found a lack of evidence that it is needed to address any real problem.