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Subject: Re: [DNA] Massive DNA Database Plans reported by Wall Stree Journal
Date: Fri, 09 Jun 2006 06:40:40 +0000
I am sure they are all suspected medical genes. The SNPs and STRs used in DNA genealogy are not the same. If the children's parents have consented to the testing and that their privacy is protected by HIPAA I do not see a concern. The existing HIPAA laws are a good reason to keep this sort of testing in the hands of health care providers and not government agencies.