At Eye on DNA, Hsien-Hsien Lei features an article in Minneapolis-St. Paul's Star Tribune, which examines Minnesota's strict newborn genetic testing policy. The test covers a whopping 53 disorders and is one of just a few in the US that includes all the conditions recommended by the American College of Medical Genetics. While privacy advocates claim that the testing is involuntary and has "unknown future implications for employment and insurance," parents' stories shed light on the importance of the tests in saving lives.
What You Don't Know ... Might Hurt You
Nov 17, 2007