Brave New World

Friday 1 April 2011 - Filed under Government + health care

This shit is so fucking Huxleyan that I don’t have anything whatsoever to add to it:

Genetic testing for newborns started in the 1960s with testing for diseases and conditions that, if undetected, could kill a child or cause severe problems, such as mental retardation. Since then, the screening has helped save countless newborns.

Over the years, many other tests were added to the list. Now, states mandate that newborns be tested for anywhere between 28 and 54 different conditions, and the DNA samples are stored in state labs for anywhere from three months to indefinitely, depending on the state.

This is the kind of shit that makes me not only fear, but hate government.

2011-04-01  »  madlibertarianguy