House Passes Genetic Testing Non-Discrimination Bill

May 1, 2008 ( - The House of Representatives passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act by a vote of 414-1 Thursday, according to Business Insurance.

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Act last week (See Genetics Test Info Discrimination Bill Passes U.S. Senate ).

The measure bars employers from using information from genetic testing to hire, fire, or promote workers, and also prohibits insurance companies from using genetic testing results for determining eligibility or setting premiums.

The bill now goes to President Bush who is expected to sign it, the news report said.