The health insurance industry could be destroyed by a $1000 test

DNA test

The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act bars insurers from denying coverage or raising premiums on individuals who show a genetic predisposition toward particular diseases.

The cost of sequencing an individual genome will soon be less than $1,000, reports the New York Times. That’s not nothing, but given what most health care costs, it’s not much. And it means that an individual mandate — or something much like it — is inevitable.

Continue reading… “The health insurance industry could be destroyed by a $1000 test”

0

Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say?

Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say? 

 

Once impenetrable, the individual genetic code is becoming an open book thanks to kits that scan for genes linked to scores of traits and diseases, from bladder cancer and baldness to male infertility and memory loss.

Continue reading… “Genetic Testing: Do We Really Want To Know Everything Our Genome Has To Say?”

0