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    Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

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    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.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

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

    Why the **** not?


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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.
    OH NO THEY'RE GOING TO USE THEIR EVIL GOVERNMENTAL POWERS TO BRAIN WASH OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR DNA!!!
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    OH NO THEY'RE GOING TO USE THEIR EVIL GOVERNMENTAL POWERS TO BRAIN WASH OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY HAVE THEIR DNA!!!
    The funny thing about giving people an an inch is that they always want to take a mile. Today its DNA and cameras in public tomorrow it could be something alot worse because people like you sit there and say its only this or only that its not like this could lead to some bigger invasion of privacy.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The funny thing about giving people an an inch is that they always want to take a mile. Today its DNA and cameras in public tomorrow it could be something alot worse because people like you sit there and say its only this or only that its not like this could lead to some bigger invasion of privacy.
    And then there are people like you who are willing to completely ban something like this because of the absolute extremes it can go to.
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    Re: Should the government store DNA of law abiding citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Why the **** not?
    Why is it the business the servants of the people to have this kind of information.Last I checked we are citizens,therefore that means the government is supposed to be our bitch not the other way around.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Why is it the business the servants of the people to have this kind of information.Last I checked we are citizens,therefore that means the government is supposed to be our bitch not the other way around.
    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.
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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.
    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.

    And I'd very much like having DNA storage of people for treating illness,
    Then you can volunteer. I do not want the government forcing or coercing people for their DNA.

    and I'd really prefer the government having this over a private corporation.
    I would rather than none of them have this information and if they want this information it should be voluntary.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    And then there are people like you who are willing to completely ban something like this because of the absolute extremes it can go to.
    What do they need it for?
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