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Science  10 Apr 2009:
Vol. 324, Issue 5924, pp. 166-168
DOI: 10.1126/science.324.5924.166

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Health agencies launched a system 40 years ago to identify babies at risk. Now there are millions of blood samples in files that researchers want to access, raising public concern.