The Changing Face of "Misidentified Paternity"
Journal of Medicine and Philosophy
paternity, genetic anthropology, ancestry tracing
Advances in genetic research and technology can have a profound impact on identity and family dynamics when genetic findings disrupt deeply held assumptions about the nuclear family. Ancestry tracing and paternity testing present parallel risks and opportunities. As these latter uses are now available over the internet directly to the consumer, bypassing the genetic counselor, consumers need adequate warning when making use of these new modalities.
Dena S. Davis, The Changing Face of "Misidentified Paternity", 32 Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 359 (2007)