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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