Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The Government Has My DNA
So today as part of Part 1 for my medical clearance for the Foreign Service process, the government asked me if I wanted to supply them with my DNA in case they need it to identify my remains. I thought about it for a second and then said yes that would be nice, thank you very much. They drew my blood and then had me watch them as they took several drops of my blood and put it onto a card in two big circles. They will now store it for 50 years and use it only in case of an emergency. I feel safer now and less worried. I hope my dad feels the same way.