Genetic discrimination is, of course, inherently unjustifiable and illogical. Having a genetic predisposition to a disease in no way guarantees that it will develop, and virtually all of us have some bad genes that could potentially manifest in illness. As a result, discrimination based on one's genetic makeup alone could logically be extended into a form of discrimination against everyone.Discrimination against everyone? How can that be?
May 11, 2007
The US is in the process of passing a law, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, forbidding people to reveal potentially useful information about themselves. Louise M. Slaughter, member of the US Congress, celebrates the occasion in Science magazine: