File DNA records at birth

Modified: March 21, 2013 at 5:18 pm •  Published: March 22, 2013
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Has anyone given thought to taking DNA and putting it on file at birth? Seems like this would be beneficial and assist a person throughout their life. If a child is lost and then found but can't be identified, or needs a transfusion or transplant, having their DNA on file would expedite the process. Possibly, if a child grows up knowing their DNA is on file and could identify them if they commit a crime, it might discourage them from committing that first crime. Why wait until someone is arrested? This would address the taking of DNA at a first arrest and similar laws proposed in the future.

Alice Ebert, Oklahoma City



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