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Submission + - Privacy fears send DNA tests underground (

biobricks writes: People who could benefit from genetic testing are too afraid their health insurance companies are going to raise their rates or deny them coverage to find out the health information contained in their own genes, the New York Times is reporting. There is a growing "genetic underground" where people pay for their own tests so they won't have to share the results with insurers, and beg their doctors not to divulge their genetic status in their medical records. A bill that would ban genetic discrimination by insurers and employers — and presumably make people feel safer about taking care of their health — is stalled in the Senate.
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Privacy fears send DNA tests underground

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.