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Genetic Property

A new law protecting genetic information could butt heads with an MLB policy

Updated: October 7, 2009, 1:23 PM ET
By Shaun Assael | ESPN The Magazine
Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesSenator Ted Kennedy called GINA, which was signed by George W. Bush, "the first new civil rights bill of the new century."

A new law designed to protect the genetic information of employees across the country is putting Major League Baseball on a collision course with the federal agency in charge of enforcing the law.

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