HHS Recommends Government Banking of Newborn DNA without Consent

This document is designed to review the issues facing state newborn screening programs related to the retention and use of residual newborn screening specimens. It will lay the foundation for developing national guidance to states in this area, and encourage an approach to future policymaking that enables residual specimens use to advance science and clinical care for newborns, children and their families. The core principles of protecting patient privacy, confidentiality and ensuring public trust are at the core of these recommendations.

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