National DNA database? Re: [FoRK] Re: (no subject)
Wed Oct 5 00:06:11 PDT 2005
Russell Turpin wrote:
>> At any rate, they do all sorts of things to us at birth
>> without our consent..
> Anyone want to start a pool on when they start
> capturing infants' DNA for inclusion in a national
> ID database?
Would a national umbilical cord blood bank and tissue-matching
registry, as passed by the House recently, be a small first step
Banking on cord blood
Oct 3, 2005
"In the meantime, Congress is considering legislation that would
create a federally funded national registry of donated cord blood,
which has successfully been used in stem cell transplants between
"The House of Representatives recently approved a bill granting
$79 million to build a national public registry of at least
150,000 donated cord blood units. The future of that legislation
rests with the Senate."
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