Every day there is genetic information in the news. Sometimes it is exciting, like the discovery of a gene linked with a disease. Other times it is discouraging, such as when someone is being treated unfairly because they have a genetic disease. Unfair treatment based on genetic information is called genetic discrimination. Most people do not know about the laws that protect them from genetic discrimination. For more information about some of these laws you can click on the links listed at the bottom of this page.