October 07, 2002
Genetic testing leads to insurance denial

This is on the cusp of becoming a very big political issue:

Early this year, a healthy 28-year-old Livonia, Mich., mother became what is believed to be one of the first people in the country to be denied life insurance because of her genes. An underwriter refused to issue her a policy in part because she has a gene indicating a good chance of developing breast or ovarian cancer. The woman fears further discrimination and does not want her name in the newspaper.

Share |      Randall Parker, 2002 October 07 10:10 AM  Biotech Society


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