MN court orders new constraints on newborn screening program

Tony Kennedy reports the latest on controversial newborn screening legislation in Minnesota that has been challenged in the courts:

A state health program that takes blood samples from Minnesota newborns to screen for more than 50 diseases and disorders can continue despite a legal challenge on genetic privacy grounds, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled today.

But in a ruling that reverses a lower court decision, the court placed new restrictions on the Department of Health’s ability to store the blood samples and use them for additional studies.

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