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Committee Mulls DNA Testing

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 22, 2011

A Texas House committee will scrutinize the use of DNA testing within the state as it considers certifying additional DNA testing centers, the Associated Press reports. Chaired by Rep. Pete Gallego (D-Alpine), the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will today hear from experts on the topic ahead of making its recommendations. Meanwhile, Minnesota's Supreme Court ruled last week that the collection and retention of newborns' DNA violates privacy rights. Nine families sued the state in 2009 over the practice.
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