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Bush plans to bar firms from using gene tests

发布时间:2019-03-06 06:14:05来源:未知点击:

By Joanna Marchant GEORGE W. Bush has announced that he will support legislation banning employers and insurance companies from discriminating against people on the basis of genetic tests. It’s the first time he has spoken out on the issue since he became president five months ago. In his weekly radio address, he equated discrimination based on genetic test results with bias against race, age and gender. “Genetic discrimination is unfair to workers and their families,” he said. “It is unjustified . . . because it involves little more than medical speculation.” Tom Daschle, leader of the Democrats in the Senate,