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From: "Ken Nordtvedt" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] CNN article: The government has your baby's DNA
Date: Sun, 7 Feb 2010 11:57:54 -0700
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From: "Diana Gale Matthiesen" <>
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Sent: Sunday, February 07, 2010 11:50 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] CNN article: The government has your baby's DNA


>I look at it from a cost-benefit perspective. The privacy given up is
>totally
> outweighed by the health benefits, if not for me, personally, then for
> society,
> generally, and for some individuals, especially.

I'm sure very many, if not most, also look at cost versus benefits. But
they may have different valuations of the costs versus benefits when viewed
in total context, and even versus achieving similar ends by alternative
means. Ken



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