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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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
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 you have a point, it might be better to make it voluntary.
Will my dna some how change if they do not have it on record?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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Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.
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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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.