New England Journal of Medicine
November 26, 2020 Vol. 383 No. 22
Banning Genetic Discrimination in Life Insurance — Time to Follow Florida’s Lead
Mark A. Rothstein, J.D.,
and Kyle B. Brothers, M.D., Ph.D.
Fear of discrimination by life insurance companies has been an obstacle to progress in the use of genetic technologies in medicine and research. A new Florida law will allow residents to undergo genetic testing without fear of the financial consequences of results.