Twila Brase: Genetic information deserves protection

A proposed law would strip patients of their right to privacy. Pawlenty should veto it.
State health officials want full access to the DNA of citizens. Their legislation to undo the state’s genetic privacy law has already been passed by the Minnesota House and Senate.
What will Gov. Tim Pawlenty do?
The 2006 Minnesota Genetic Privacy Law does what all of us want it to do. It requires written informed consent prior to the collection, storage, use, or dissemination of our private genetic information by government and others.

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