- HR 2921 - Genetically Engineered Pharmaceutical and
Industrial Crop Safety Act
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH)
This bill prohibits the open air cultivation of
genetically altered crops so that they cannot intermingle with
non-altered crops. It also develops a tracking system for
all genetically engineered species.
- S 1053 - Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
This legislation prohibits employers
and health insurers from using a genetic family history of cancer,
heart disease or other illness against a healthy person.
With this law, genetic information could not be used to determine
a person's eligibility for employment or health insurance, nor
could it affect their health insurance premium.
- S 245 / HR 534 - Human Cloning Prohibition Act
With this legislation, the cloning of
cells for any purpose would be prohibited. It would not
allow use of these living cells for reproductive cloning, nor for
therapeutic research into diseases such as Alzheimer's, diabetes,
Parkinson's, and cancer.
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