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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.
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