[Pharm-policy] Insurers in the UK are to be allowed to use genetic test results to
identify people with hereditary illnesses
Thu, 12 Oct 2000 09:39:02 -0400
Dave Banisar passed on this bit of news on uses for genetic tests.
Thursday, 12 October, 2000, 11:28 GMT 12:28 UK
Genetic test first for UK
Genetic tests can predict future illness
Insurers in the UK are to be allowed to use genetic test
identify people with hereditary illnesses.
The government will announce on Friday that insurers will be able to
use those results to refuse cover or to push up premiums for those born
with genes that could lead to fatal conditions.
The decision makes Britain the first country to approve the commercial
use of gene technology in this way.
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