China is Gathering DNA From Across Tibet, Including Kindergartners, For ‘Crime Prevention.’

The Chinese Communist Party has been gathering DNA samples from people living in Tibet, including children as young as five, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. In the new report released Monday, the group presented new evidence showing a “systematic DNA collection drive” occurring in the country. The measure has been described by the Chinese Communist Party as part of a “crime detection” drive, though critics view the databases that have formed as a result of the drive as a means for social control. “There is no publicly available evidence suggesting people can decline to participate or that police

False Positive DNA-Tech Testing is Leading to More Abortions.

An examination by the New York Times has found that 85 percent of prenatal blood tests for rare chromosomal disorders provided false positive results to expectant mothers. On average, only 15 out of every 85 tests came back with accurate information on their child’s genetic make-up, potentially leading many mothers to abort perfectly healthy children. The article describes a series of case studies of expectant mothers who received normal ultrasounds, but were told shortly after that blood tests confirmed their children would be born with serious ailments and mental illness. These mothers then had to either pay for additional testing