Texas House clears bill on storage of babies' blood

The Texas House recently approved House Bill 1672, which mandates that doctors, nurses and other medical professionals inform parents or guardians that blood taken from babies for newborn screening will be stored indefinitely by the state, mainly for research. Under the bill, which is now heading to Gov. Rick Perry, parents may refuse the storage of their baby's blood samples.

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