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Growth of ancestry DNA testing risks huge increase in paternity issues

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With millions now using direct-to-consumer ancestry DNA tests, action is needed to deal responsibly with unexpected paternity issues, argues Maarten H. D. Larmuseau.

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  1. Laboratory of Forensic Genetics and Molecular Archaeology, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    • Maarten H. D. Larmuseau
  2. Laboratory of Socioecology and Social Evolution, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

    • Maarten H. D. Larmuseau
  3. Familiekunde Vlaanderen vzw, Merksem, Belgium

    • Maarten H. D. Larmuseau

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https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0499-9

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