Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
- A 2008 federal law that stops health insurance companies and employers from treating people differently based on their genetic information
- GINA protects individuals from unfair treatment due to their genetic makeup.
- Under GINA, an employer cannot fire an employee because of her genetic predisposition to a certain disease.
- An insurance company violated GINA when it denied coverage based on the client's family history of heart disease.