The U.S. Senate, breaking an eight-year impasse with a rare display of bipartisan unity, voted 95 to 0 Tuesday to approve legislation that would ban employers and insurers from discriminating on the basis of a person’s genetic profile or family history.

According the Washington Post report “health insurers would be prohibited from using genetic information, obtained from testing or family histories, to deny coverage or set rates. They could not collect genetic information before a person is enrolled in an insurance plan or request that anyone take a genetic test.”

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