Friday, March 12, 2010
A recent CNN report raises privacy concerns regarding children’s genetic information.
In many states, such as Florida, where Isabel was born, babies' DNA is stored indefinitely, according to the resource center.
Many parents don't realize their
baby's DNA is being stored in a government lab, but sometimes when they find
out, as the Browns did, they take action. Parents in Texas, and Minnesota have filed lawsuits, and these parents' concerns are sparking a new debate about whether it's appropriate for a baby's genetic blueprint to be in the government's possession.
Read the rest here.