donor conception, fertility, In the news, Parenting

“Anonymous sperm and egg donation is effectively over”

And another recent media article that suggests DNA tests are increasingly being used to solve unknown parentage cases for adoptees and donor-conceived persons. This UK article claims that more than “three million people worldwide are already said to have signed up for private genetic testing, often via online companies and without taking advice from health professionals. The tests are used to obtain information about ancestry or health. In many cases, DNA profiles are stored on international genetic genealogy databases that can turn up matches with long lost relatives.”

“All parties concerned must be aware that, in 2016, donor anonymity does not exist.”

The full article can be found at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/anonymous-sperm-and-egg-donation-is-over-because-of-the-rise-of-genetic-testing-at-home-says-new-a6981861.html

 

 

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