Paternity Study Shakes Up the Family Tree
British Researchers Look at How Many Dads Are Unknowingly Raising Another Man's Child
By Miranda Hitti
WebMD Medical News
Reviewed By Brunilda Nazario, MD
on Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Aug. 10, 2005 -- New British research is rattling the roots of the family tree, citing paternity "discrepancy" in perhaps 4% of fathers studied.
"Paternal discrepancy" is a delicate term for a loaded subject. It refers to a man who wrongly thinks he's a child's biological father.
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