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Never mind 150 half-siblings: Try ‘twinblings,’ inadvertent full siblings from different mothers

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I’ve heard a fair amount of “woahs” about a story in yesterday’s New York Times noting that one sperm donor seems to have fathered 150 half-siblings. (The Times has trod this ground before.)

The reaction reminded me that I’d come across a paper earlier this summer in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The case report, by fertility doctors in the Bronx and Westchester, begins as follows (emphasis mine): Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Ivan Oransky

September 7, 2011 at 3:41 pm

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