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Genetic Information, Genetic Testing, and Employment

  1. Tony McGleenan

Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005209

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How to Cite

McGleenan, T. 2006. Genetic Information, Genetic Testing, and Employment. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 JUL 2006

Abstract

Genetic technology can provide information that is predictive of the future health status of an individual. Employers and insurers usually seek access to any information that indicates an increased risk of ill health. This has given rise to fears that genetic information may be used to discriminate against some people.

Keywords:

  • genetic screening;
  • health insurance;
  • discrimination;
  • jurisprudence;
  • employment