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A Great Gift

A DNA-testing company is promoting its product as a great Mother’s Day gift.  Of course, what would really be a good is to market it as the perfect Father’s Day gift, which it kind of is. 


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2 thoughts on “A Great Gift

  1. Shakti on said:


    Unless it’s just mitochrondial DNA, which just comes to you through your female line.


  2. DWeird on said:

    I’m sure they’ve considered it. All geneticists I know are rather cynical about the rates of cheating going on in marriages and other long-term relationships. Children ordering these tests as a “perfect gift” for their father is bad press and probably a lawsuit waiting to happen.


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