DNA Testing

Jim Cummins cummins at POSSUM.MURDOCH.EDU.AU
Wed Aug 11 19:42:52 EST 1993

False paternity can be extremely high.  One survey I know of showed that
around 20% of women attending an infertility clinic who became pregant
were not actually pregnant to their legitimate partner/husband.  In some
UK cities the documented false paternity rate can be up around 30-40% 
These data are not usually discussed in all the psychobabble about
"finding your roots".  Source data available if you are interested: email
me directly rather than chewing up network space.

Dr Jim Cummins                            +61-9-360 2668
School of Veterinary Studies          FAX =61-9-310 4144     
Murdoch University               cummins at possum.murdoch.edu.au
Murdoch, Western Australia 6015

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