Genetic testing is a technology advance that would give you more certainty over treatment for many gene based diseases.

Yet during difficult decision times when people are dealing with very series medical conditions they may also have to consider what effect it could have financially.

Australian laws are well behind other developed economies when it comes to gene based testing and life insurance discrimination.


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Produced By: Roderick Chambers

Featured In Story: Dr Jane Tiller – Project Lead – Ethical Legal and Social advisor in public health genomics at Monash University

First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 4 July 2023