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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What do they need it for?
    Preventing, and treating genetic diseases.
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Who says its a private companies to store our DNA?That kind of information should not be the business of the government and private companies.

    Then you can volunteer. I do not want the government forcing or coercing people for their DNA.

    I would rather than none of them have this information and if they want this information it should be voluntary.
    So you are saying we do not in fact need to have some group aware of genetic diseases that might kill you, or a loved one?

    If you do want someone to have the ability to countermand those diseases by diagnosing them (at least) then the government has to do it. But you have a point, it might be better to make it voluntary. But, when the people who didn't want it start dying of heart disease, or whatever, they can't complain. Sound fair to you?
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    So you are saying we do not in fact need to have some group aware of genetic diseases that might kill you, or a loved one?
    Why does that dna need to stored after the diagnosis has been made. Why not first seek permission(not forced or coerced permission) from the parents to test their child for cystic fibrosis,if they say yes test the child and if the results come back positive give the parents an officially stamped document with the results and dispose of the DNA?


    tell the parents saying hey your kid is genetically prone to cystic fibrosis, hand them an officially stamped document and dump the DNA from storage


    But you have a point, it might be better to make it voluntary.
    You seem to completely trust the government, I do not. When you give some people an inch they will try to take a mile.The government may decide that they do not want just a DNA database of people with specific genetic diseases, they may want a database of everyone for other purposes.They may go for something more than just DNA.

    But, when the people who didn't want it start dying of heart disease, or whatever, they can't complain. Sound fair to you?
    Will my dna some how change if they do not have it on record?
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    Why should the government have this? They can kindly keep their noses out of my personal business AND out of my DNA.

    If there are medical tests to be performed to help determine genetic diseases, then I should request testing for that. I don't believe it should be something that is mandated by the government.
    i don't have a problem with the screening they do on newborns, but the sample should be destroyed.

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    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Because the last time I checked, we don't and cannot have a private company which can take over these responsibilities because they would definitely abuse their powers. And I'd very much like having DNA storage of people for treating illness, and I'd really prefer the government having this over a private corporation.
    hell no.

    dna does not need to be stored to treat illness.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Preventing, and treating genetic diseases.
    no, they don't. and that's not what they doing, either.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Hospitals should screen for it, and then dump the data. Not the government. If it is something a hospital wouldn't do, because it is cost prohibitive, then government shouldn't do it either. Thats why we have our massive debt. The government pays for things that lose money over time.
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    Preventing, and treating genetic diseases.
    Really, since when does the govt treat disease?
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Couldn't it be useful for catching criminals? Because if you know the DNA of everyone in the US, then you are more likely to solve crime.

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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?



    The government has your baby's DNA - CNN.com
    (CNN) -- When Annie Brown's daughter, Isabel, was a month old, her pediatrician asked Brown and her husband to sit down because he had some bad news to tell them: Isabel carried a gene that put her at risk for cystic fibrosis.

    While grateful to have the information -- Isabel received further testing and she doesn't have the disease -- the Mankato, Minnesota, couple wondered how the doctor knew about Isabel's genes in the first place. After all, they'd never consented to genetic testing.

    It's simple, the pediatrician answered: Newborn babies in the United States are routinely screened for a panel of genetic diseases. Since the testing is mandated by the government, it's often done without the parents' consent, according to Brad Therrell, director of the National Newborn Screening & Genetics Resource Center.

    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.
    Ok, so I'm supposed to demonstrate a need in order to carry, in some states, but the governement doesn't have to demonstrate a need to store my DNA.

    Am I the only one who thinks that's upside down?

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