GREENSBORO, N.C. – Genetic testing is one of the latest trends in your doctor’s office. You roll up your sleeves and they take some blood or your saliva and run your DNA to see if you have certain genes that make you more likely to develop certain illnesses like cancer. Right now employers can’t even ask to see your genetic test results, but U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx is sponsoring a bill which would let them learn this intimate information about you.

It would be part of what’s called Employee Wellness Programs. These programs offer you a price break in your premiums in exchange for doing things like getting a physical, joining a gym, and now, if Foxx’s bill passes, getting your genetic testing done and sharing it with your employer.