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Such Levels of Trust

Over at her Culture Dish blog, Rebecca Skloot chats about an article in the New Scientist reporting on cases of people's DNA being tested without their knowing about it. "Suspicious spouses are sneaking DNA samples from their partner's underwear; men and women are covertly testing their children to find out if they're really biologically related," Skloot writes, adding that "several companies have cropped up to help them." She mentions some of these companies and concludes, "It sounds like there's a 'regulatory vacuum' surrounding these tests, and whether they're actually legal (not to mention ethical) to perform."