Boy expelled from California school over his DNA, family says

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PALO ALTO, Calif. — A family from California is suing the Palo Alto school district for expelling their son because of his DNA.

The boy was born with genetic markers associated with cystic fibrosis, but he never developed the disease.

When that information was disclosed to his school, teachers found out and told the parents of two siblings at the school who have the disease.

Those parents requested the boy be forced out of the school to keep their kids safe and the school agreed.

People with cystic fibrosis are known to spread certain germs to others with the disease.

The family is suing for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and their privacy rights.


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