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A load of dead fish remain in nets after being captured by a trawler on Southbound, Jessica and Toliver Tucker's shrimp boat, on Thursday, July 22, 2021, where Red Tide is decimating fish populations off Treasure Island, Fla. Image via AP.

Drew WilsonNovember 5, 2019
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Genetic testing can reveal a wealth of information that can guide health care providers to better diagnoses and treatments for their patients. That same information could help insurance companies write better, and possibly less expensive, life insurance policies. That’s the rub. Most people are OK with their doctors knowing every detail about their health, but […]

Danny McAuliffeFebruary 6, 2018
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State lawmakers are uniting against insurance companies that want to use genetic information as a factor for accepting patients and drafting policies. The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill (SB 1106) that prohibits the use of genetic information for any insurance purpose, including to establish rate differentials. State law already prohibits […]


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