UK insurers agree five year ban on using genetic tests

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1021
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

    Insurance companies and the British government have agreed a five year extension of the moratorium on the use of results of DNA tests for insurance purposes.

    The agreement with the Association of British Insurers, which represents most insurance companies in the United Kingdom, imposes a five year moratorium on the general use of genetic test results by insurers from 1 November 2001, except in specific circumstances.

    Genetic test results will be used only when authorised by the government's …

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