May 252010
 

Victoria Fletcher reports:

Blood samples from millions of newborn babies are being stored without their parents’ knowledge, it emerged yesterday.

The massive DNA files can be consulted by a range of organisations including the police, coroners and medical researchers, without having to ask the children’s families.

In a sinister example of Britain’s slide into a Big Brother society, hospitals have admitted storing the blood samples of four million newborns during routine heel-prick tests.

Read more in the Daily Express.

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