All the accolades posted recently regarding GINA (The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act) can be deceptive to someone who is considering undergoing a genetic test. GINA contains several legal loopholes that severely call into question its ability to protect individuals. The public should be well informed of these loopholes before deciding to take a genetic test.
Here is a link to an article discussing these issues, entitled, “Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), Will It Protect You?”. This article provides helpful information to those who are considering genetic testing. Just because a law has been enacted does not mean that it provides adequate protection.