December 15, 2009

The Risks of Genetic Information

In the future, when getting access to your full genetic code in order to determine the likelihood of inheriting certain diseases becomes cost-accessible for the majority of the populace, will group insurance be gone?
The original idea of group insurance was to mitigate the risk of costly illnesses by spreading out the costs among a large group of people.
But as our knowledge of risk becomes increasingly more aware, won't the benefits of willing group insurance become less attractive for the statistically healthy?