genetic discrimination

genetic discrimination
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genetic discrimination UK US noun [U] HR, INSURANCE
the practice of treating a person differently, especially in a worse way than others, because they have a gene (= part of a cell that controls development, behaviour, etc.) that might make them more likely to have a particular illness: »

Many genetic discrimination cases involve people who were denied health insurance because they were at increased risk of cancer or other diseases.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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