Genetic Mutation

Diagnosis of the BRCA1 mutation — a gene that substantially limits normal cell growth and increases the risk of breast cancer — could be considered a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Sixth Circuit ruled. The court revived disability discrimination claims against a day care brought by a former employee who was fired after having a double mastectomy. 

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Veterans’ Records

A federal court in New York granted summary judgment to a genealogical activist group, ordering the release of death files from the Department of Veterans Affairs database in a dispute brought after Ancestry.com posted information provided to it by the Veterans Health Administration, which had erroneously included 5,223 living veterans among the 14.4 million records of purportedly deceased veterans.

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