Bloomberg Law
Dec. 23, 2020, 10:01 AM

At-Home DNA Tests Bring Reckoning to Illicit Fertility Doctors

Mary Anne Pazanowski
Mary Anne Pazanowski
Legal Reporter

Straight-to-consumer genetic testing kits like those made by 23andMe and have become popular holiday gifts in recent years, with prices plummeting and interest in genealogy on the rise.

But early next year, some test-takers will be calling attorneys like Adam Wolf, who’s handled about a dozen lawsuits brought by people surprised to learn they were donor-conceived—and that their mother’s doctors were the donors.

“The blood just rushed out of me,” said Maia Emmons-Boring, who got the first inkling of the news while at a New Year’s Eve party in 2018-19, when she received a private message from But ...

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