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I feel they should take a sample at birth.
The DNA of virtually every newborn in the United States is collected, usually via a blood sample taken from a prick to the baby’s heel, and tested for certain genetic and other disorders.
Many states view this newborn screening as so important, they don’t require medical personnel to get parents’ express permission before carrying it out. www.momsrising.org...
Originally posted by lizziejayne
reply to post by ScorpioRising
I totally understand and appreciate your views on the potential positives of maintaining a national database - there are some definite benefits in doing so.
However, until I can be completely convinced that the data/information couldn't be misused, subject to error or manipulated, I believe this to be an concept more dangerous than we could ever imagine.
Originally posted by ScorpioRising
... If you aren't going to commit crime then there shouldn't be a problem? ...
That is interesting, at the moment they don't take samples at birth (as far as I know) to go on file in the UK and it looks like now they never will.
I'm not saying it should be used as the sole basis for prosecution, I understand that would be foolish, but I do see it as a vital resource in leading to potential correct convictions a lot quicker.