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Stephen Breyer Harold Coxson Christine Durham Nancy Fisher Janice Goldwater William Haseltine Cynthia McFadden Paul Miller Denise Rodgers Mark Rothstein Louise McIntosh-Slaughter Nadine Strossen Nancy Wexler
Stephen Breyer Harold Coxson Christine Durham Nancy Fisher Janice Goldwater William Haseltine Cynthia McFadden Paul Miller Denise Rodgers Mark Rothstein Louise McIntosh-Slaughter Nadine Strossen Nancy Wexler
Arthur Miller Arthur Miller
Robert Krulwich Eric Lander
Robert Krulwich Eric Lander

Louise McIntosh Slaughter is in her eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the 28th Congressional district that includes Rochester, New York and its suburbs. A Democrat, she serves as whip-at-large and sits on the House Rules Committee. Also a microbiologist with a master's degree in public health, she is intensely involved in health issues, and is the author of widely supported legislation that would protect consumers from discrimination by health insurance providers based on their genetic makeup. The bill would also protect the privacy of an individual's genetic information. Congresswoman Slaughter is a member of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, among other task forces and caucuses on medical policy, and she is a board member of the Einstein Institute, which educates judges on genetics issues. She holds a B.S. in microbiology and an M.S. in public health from the University of Kentucky.


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