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I wonder how many other paternity tests are WRONG!

Anonymous
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http://www.khou.com/story/news/weird/2015/10/26/dad-learns-unborn-twin-fathered-his-son/74628786/


Sorry sir, you're not the father of your newborn child—your unborn brother is. So a 34-year-old man was told in the only known case of a paternity test being tricked by a so-called "human chimera," the Independent reports. It began when a US couple learned that their son, born healthy in 2014 with the aid of a fertility clinic, had a different blood type than his parents. Concerned, the husband took an at-home paternity test and learned that his DNA didn't match the son's. "You can imagine the parents were pretty upset," Stanford University geneticist Barry Starr tells BuzzFeed. "They thought the clinic had used the wrong sperm." The clinic assured them there was no mixup, so the couple got a lawyer and approached Starr for help. On Starr's advice, the father and son took DNA ancestry tests and learned that genetically the dad was his son's uncle.

READ: Woman's Unborn 'Evil Twin' Sister Found in Her Brain

In other words, the dad was a "human chimera" who had soaked up the genes of a twin that perished in the womb, then passed them on to the son. Starr saw further evidence of chimerism in the father's skin (which was two-toned in dark and light strips) and a DNA test of his semen, which identified a slight father-son genetic match of 10%. Human chimerism isn't new, though: It's been seen on TV shows like CSI and in real-life cases, like a mom who took a DNA test for a kidney transplant and learned she wasn't the biological mother of two of her sons, or another woman who got similar news after submitting a DNA sample for welfare payments, the Daily Beast reports. "Human chimerism is very common, but exquisitely difficult to identify, coming to light almost exclusively by accidents like this," a biologist says. (DNA tests have also opened more Shroud of Turin mysteries.)

Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:49 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:56 PM

bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:57 PM
I read that. It's very sad.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 4:59 PM
Bm wished hers was wrong. But nope, dh was sds dad. :)
mrsrodgers0703
by Emerald Member on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:03 PM
Why is it sad?

Quoting Anonymous 2: I read that. It's very sad.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:12 PM
Because the child is not his own even though the father created that child, the kid has his uncles dna.

And it going to suck for the mom when she divorce or break up with and goes after him for cs. They won't grant her none.

Quoting mrsrodgers0703: Why is it sad?

Quoting Anonymous 2: I read that. It's very sad.
bluebunnybabe
by kid crack dealer on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:13 PM
Ha! I read this in the news earlier & was like wow! One really has to wonder.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:15 PM
Well this wouldn't ever show that someone was father when in fact they weren't.

Human chimeras are very rare. So I'd say not many.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:36 PM

until we test EVERY part of a persons body we wont know how rare it is. I bet its far more common than people think. 

Quoting Anonymous 4: Well this wouldn't ever show that someone was father when in fact they weren't. Human chimeras are very rare. So I'd say not many.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:54 PM
Aww. I think you don't understand the science behind how this works.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

until we test EVERY part of a persons body we wont know how rare it is. I bet its far more common than people think. 

Quoting Anonymous 4: Well this wouldn't ever show that someone was father when in fact they weren't.

Human chimeras are very rare. So I'd say not many.

Glitchtastic
by Glitter Trauma on Oct. 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM
I've read stories like this before, but with a woman. Her uterus was that of her unborn sisters. Human bodies are so weird. I love it.
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