U.S. advisers seek to address concerns on newborn blood samples

02/10/2010 | Google

Government advisers aim to develop in two months a set of recommendations regarding the fate of babies' blood samples after they have been used for the mandatory newborn screening program. The move seeks to address the growing concerns raised by parents in various states who are opposed to the use of the samples for research without their consent. Uncertainty over what happens to leftover samples could undermine the screening program, an expert said.

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