One of the most significant changes in the health care landscape is the ability to use genetic information to determine a patient's risk of developing certain conditions or illness. This amazing technological advancement is a tool for people all over the world. The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA), passed in 2008, is a federal law seeking to ensure that this incredible technology will benefit us, not create additional hardships. The law protects people from discrimination based on their genetic information. In short, GINA prohibits employers and health insurers from misusing genetic health information.