Watchdog calls for three year ban on insurers using genetic tests

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 12 May 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:1144
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    The genetics watchdog in Britain has recommended a three year ban on the use of genetic test results by insurance companies after the industry failed to prevent its members from using unapproved tests.

    The Human Genetics Commission has added an extra 12 months to the moratorium on the use of genetic test results recommended by MPs last month (14 April, p 883). The time is needed to gather more information on the complex issues …

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