InGeNA advocates for a legislative ban on using genetic-testing results in life insurance underwriting, arguing it ensures people can undergo genetic testing without fear of discrimination. InGeNA emphasises the ban should have no exemptions for clear consumer and healthcare professional guidance. Highlighting genomics’ potential to revolutionise healthcare, InGeNA stresses such legislation would protect Australians’ investments in genomics research and its societal benefits. Drawing parallels with Canada’s successful Genetic Non-Discrimination Act, InGeNA proposes a similar approach for Australia, ensuring equitable access to genomics benefits without impacting life insurance eligibility.
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