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DNA sequence

Genetics The precise order of bases–A,T,G,C–in a segment of DNA, gene, chromosome, or an entire genome. See Base pair, Base sequence analysis, Chromosome, Gene, Genome.
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The more insights scientists get into the mysteries of human genes, the more genetic information is expected to be utilized in the practice of medicine.
The statute, which applies to employers with 15 or more employees, also has a section that makes it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to "request, require, or purchase genetic information with respect to an employee.
GINA makes it against the law for employers to use your genetic information in the following ways:
It is hoped genetic information provided by these patients will help medics tailor treatments for future generations who are likely to inherit the disease.
Genetic information being made available to the public and stored infinitely in a virtual space will bring with it multiple safety and ethical implications.
The ownership rights of genetic information are not as well-regulated as medical information, making it another cause for concern.
The suit is a reminder to employers that GINA places restrictions on gathering such genetic information.
GINA, on the other hand, prohibits discrimination and harassment based on genetic information, not the actual manifested condition.
During the last decade there has been a lot of debate surrounding the use of genetic information in relation to insurance--health insurance companies have used it to deny coverage, while life insurance companies have used it to raise premiums.
GINA prohibits employers and health insurers from using genetic information as a basis for almost any decision relating to employees and insured individuals respectively.
This Note will argue that to properly deter and punish these misuses, criminal sanctions for nonconsensual use of genetic information need to be expanded or created.
Employers have used genetic information to deny employment, discharge employees, and deny workers' compensation benefits.