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News-in-brief / 02.4.15

GINA, genetic discrimination, and genomic medicine

By Broad Communications

In a New England Journal of Medicine perspective piece, Broad associate member Robert Green and co-authors examine the legacy of the 2008 Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). They note that, while few cases of genetic discrimination have ever been documented, pervasive fears persist about how personal genomic data may be used. This fear, they argue, may be hindering participation in genomic research. A story on their perspective piece can also be found on the Harvard Medical School website.