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From: "Lawrence Mayka" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] CNN article: The government has your baby's DNA..
Date: Mon, 8 Feb 2010 17:58:41 -0600
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According to the article, the general public typically has access to the DNA
samples already, simply by filing a request as a "research study." Names
are allegedly removed unless family consent is given, but perhaps other
details (e.g., "race," place of birth) are made available.

The article made clear that the states consider the samples to be state
property, not the babies' or the parents'.

> From: [mailto:genealogy-dna-
> ] On Behalf Of Diana Gale Matthiesen
> When you die, the general public does not gain access
> to your DNA sample any more than they would gain access to your home.

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