While watching the History Channel the other day, the topic was man's quest for longevity, they mentioned that President Bush had signed a bill, passed by both houses of Congress, that authorized the collection of blood samples from new born babies to analyze DNA samples in the case of a national medical emergency, for medical studies. It is bill S.1858. It is being done without the consent or authorization of the parents. I did some research and as far as I can tell, it is in effect, and the public does not seem to be aware of what is going on. It gave me a scare, an Orwellian moment, Nazi experiment feelings of what is going on. The government in essence, owns the DNA. WTF is going on? The scary line "We are from the government and are here to help you" seems a bit scarier now doesn't it.
Click on the title to go to a copy of the bill.