Genetic Discrimination

President Bush yesterday signed legislation into law that will bar health insurance companies or employers from denying or canceling coverage, hiking premiums or making decisions on hiring, firing and compensation based on genetic test results. (Full Story at sciam)

This very much reminds me of Gattaca. It also brings up some interesting questions. If it became cheap and easy to analyze someone's DNA, don't you think this could start being a problem? Clearly I'm a cynic, but I just don't think people tend to be all that honest when money is in the equation.