DNA Test

Ancestry report has changed 2 St. Louisans lives

Source KPLR11

ST. LOUIS – The latest trend of researching your heritage on DNA testing websites is revealing some stunning surprises and not all of them are good.

Privacy issues are becoming an issue. For example, sperm donors may no longer be anonymous and parents who give their child up for adoption are being found whether they like it or not.

Fox 2 spoke with a man who didn’t want to be identified but recently learned he was a sperm donor baby. His parents never told him. He received an ancestry.com test kit as a gift.

When he got the results, it showed he had half-siblings. He thought he was an only child.

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DNA Test, Sperm Donor

Lawsuit Claims Fertility Doctor Used His Own Sperm To Impregnate Patient

Source Courthouse News Service

(CN) – A DNA sample sent to Ancestry.com in 2017 led to the filing of a federal lawsuit Friday, as it was discovered that a fertility doctor allegedly used his own sperm to inseminate a patient in 1980.

The parents and the child of the artificial insemination filed the medical malpractice lawsuit in Idaho’s federal court. The complaint alleges that Dr. Gerald Mortimer told Sally Ashby and her husband Howard Fowler that Fowler had a low sperm count and offered an insemination procedure in order to fulfill the couple’s wish to have a child.

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