Man Discovers Existence of Half Brother Via Genetic Testing


Wed, Sep 10th, 2014 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

By using the genetic testing service 23andMe, "George Doe" accidentally discovers he has a half brother, Thomas. When George's family is made aware of Thomas' existence, chaos ensues.

I reached out to Thomas over 23andMe and soon found out he had been adopted at birth and was searching for his birth parents for years. I immediately felt empathetic: he has his own daughter now, and they're going to the doctor and the doctor says, "Tell me about your family's med history," and he doesn't know anything. I thought, "He has a right to know. Who am I to stand in the way and say, 'You can't talk to my dad — it might hurt my feelings?'"



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