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Ethical, Legal, and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genome Research: Genomics Law & Policy

This guide provides resources that will help the user understand the ethical, legal, and social implications (ELSI) of genome research--research into the genomes of humans, plants, and other organisms. Among other topics, this guide covers gene patenting.

Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act in Action - Genetic Alliance

What is the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008?

Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) - from EEOC

Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) - from HHS

The purpose of the Genetic Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) is "to prohibit discrimination on the basis of genetic information with respect to health insurance and employment." This act is divided into three parts, or titles:

  • Title I--Genetic Nondiscrimination in Health Insurance
  • Title II--Prohibiting Employment Discrimination on the Basis of Genetic Information
  • Title III--Miscellaneous Provisions