NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Minnesota House of Representatives yesterday followed the Minnesota Senate's lead by passing a bill (SF 2047) that would undo the state's current newborn screening policy and would enable researchers to access test results indefinitely without specified parental or guardian consent.

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