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Privacy of genetic information

Analyze the issues involved in the privacy of genetic information and anticipate what additional issues will most likely arise in the next 10 to 20 years, as well as how those issues should be addressed.

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There are several issues involved in the privacy of genetic information. The genetic information of a person can reveal very vital information about an individual. This information can be related to ancestry, health, health prospects, and activities. Another issue is that businesses want to help customers use their own genetic information to make judgments in areas of health and prospects and at the same time protecting their privacy. Further, political parties are seeking to ban some uses of genetic information. This can lead to concealment of information.
There are important laws, for example, The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 disallows the use of genetic information in health insurance and employment. This law prohibits group health plans and health insurers from denying ...

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This solution explains important elements of The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008. The sources used are also included in the solution.

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