Genetics

Newborn Screening

Thus far, the state of Minnesota has illegally collected and claims ownership to the DNA of 780,000 children (soon to be voting adults) and has provided the DNA of 42,210 children to genetic researchers without parent consent. Approximately, 73,000 children are born in Minnesota every year. About 4.2 million children are born across the nation. All of them are losing their genetic privacy and DNA ownership rights. Listen in to an interview of Twila Brase, president of CCHC, as she discusses what's at stake for all citizens in the pending legislation.

CCHC Testifies Against Mandatory Genetic Testing of Newborns

It is particularly concerning that this major initiative has been placed within a very contentious budget bill. Having it in this bill means that it is less likely to receive the discussion it needs before passage is even considered.