The question isn't who's Gina, but what's GINA -- and why should you care? You can learn everything you need to know here, but an official of the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG) managed to wrap it all up succinctly when she wrote:
"I don't think people realize how important GINA is for them; its kind of like a seat belt law, you don't realize how much you need it until your head hits the windshield. They won't realize they need GINA until they are denied health insurance or a job based on what their DNA shows. And on the opposite end, there are those who won't test until they know they are protected."
This is genuinely important -- and not just for those of us who are into genetic genealogy. Please take the time to contact your senators and register your concern. As an added incentive, ISOGG is holding a contest with a prize worth $150. Please take a few minutes to read all about the Save GINA Contest -- and spread the word!