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TITLE Opinion on the use of genetic data in private insurance   ins_opinion_eng.pdf (69.2 KB)
Title in the original language ΓΝΩΜΗ ΓΙΑ ΤΗ ΧΡΗΣΗ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΩΝ ΔΕΔΟΜΕΝΩΝ ΣΤΗΝ ΙΔΙΩΤΙΚΗ ΑΣΦΑΛΙΣΗ  ins_opinion_gr.pdf (134.1 KB)
Document ID LIB624
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 11/01/2008
Original language of the document Greek
Full text available in EN (69.2 KB) and EL (134.1 KB)
Document produced by Hellenic National Bioethics Commission organisation visiting card
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Document uploaded by Marianna DRACOPOULOU
Hellenic National Bioethics Commission
(07/07/2009)
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Short description  The use of genetic information in health and life insurance is currently under scrutiny by lawmakers, researchers and the general public worldwide. Different solutions have been adopted by different countries, while in Greece the matter has not yet been dealt with. The interest of insurers in genetic information is expected to increase along with the number of the available genetic tests that can determine predisposition of individuals to genetic disorders. The Commission recommends that there should be a moratorium during which insurers should not make use of genetic information and the Authorities should prepare legislation such that individuals are protected from discrimination while insurers are protected from fraud.

[genetic tests] [genetic discrimination] [health insurance] [genetic information]
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  The use of genetic information in health and life insurance is currently under scrutiny by lawmakers, researchers and the general public worldwide. Different solutions have been adopted by different countries, while in Greece the matter has not yet been dealt with. The interest of insurers in genetic information is expected to increase along with the number of the available genetic tests that can ...

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Abstract in the original language (focusing on the key recommendations)  Το ζήτημα της χρήσης των γενετικών δεδομένων στην ασφάλιση ασθενειών και ζωής απασχολεί διεθνώς νομοθέτες, ερευνητές αλλά και το ευρύτερο κοινό. Διαφορετικές λύσεις έχουν υιοθετηθεί σε διαφορετικές χώρες, ενώ στη χώρα μας το ζήτημα δεν έχει ακόμα αντιμετωπισθεί. Τα γενετικά δεδομένα αναμένεται να αποκτούν αυξανόμενο ενδιαφέρον στην ασφάλιση καθώς αυξάνεται ο αριθμός των γενετικών αναλύσεων που μπο ...

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