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Baby Data: California Bill Seeks to Secure Newborns’ DNA
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Each year, more than 3 million babies are born in the United States, and each one undergoes genetic testing. In 32 states, however, the residual dried-blood sample from every newborn is retained – in some states, they even become government property.

California, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Texas are just a few jurisdictions where genetic privacy has come to light — but California is the only one where lawmakers are taking action.

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