Growth in Consumer DNA Testing brings New ‘Threat’ to Those Affected by Donor Conception, Warns Expert

July 12, 2017

(Science Daily) – In the commentary, published in Human Fertility, it is highlighted that, due to the rise in direct-to-consumer DNA testing, there is now a need for fertility services to alert prospective parents to the possibility that if they decide not to tell their children of their donor-conceived origins themselves, they may later learn of them in unplanned ways due to direct-to-consumer DNA testing. Equally, it is highlighted that donors should be informed that their anonymity under UK law* cannot be guaranteed due to the rise in these services.

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