MN parents file lawsuit over DNA collection from newborns

Dionne Cordell-Whitney reports:

Minnesota collects DNA samples from newborn children, then illegally keeps the genetic information and shares it with third parties without informed consent of the parents, parents say in a class action.

Lead plaintiffs Nathan and Katrina Anderson sued the state, the Minnesota Department of Health, and its commissioner, in Hennepin County Court.

They claim that state violated its own Genetic Privacy Act by collecting, storing and disseminating their children’s genetic information without informed consent.

Read more about the lawsuit on Courthouse News.

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