The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is finally coming up for a Senate vote, according to Michael Stebbins of Scientists & Engineers for America. Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has had a hold on the bill since last year but has released it. Here's the NYT's report, and here's a version from GenomeWeb.
GINA would protect Americans from discrimination in employment and insurance based on genetic test results. As Linda blogged earlier, the act was passed by the House in March (264 - 148) as part of the Paul Wellstone Mental Health and Addiction Equity Act of 2007. You can learn more about the act and its halting progress through the hallowed halls of Washington here.
According to Stebbins, Coburn has now placed a hold on the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act.