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&#39Keep gene tests secret,&#39 says MP

The results of genetic tests should be kept hidden from insurers, says Liberal Democrat health spokesman Nick Harvey.

Harvey has introduced a private member&#39s bill to prevent insurers seeing the results of genetic tests although it has little chance of becoming law.

In the House of Commons this week, he alleged thatthe current moratorium onthe use of genetic testing is not being observed by all insurance companies.

He says if it became common practice for genetic test results to be shared, people will quickly become dissuaded from getting tested.

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