September 05, 2011
That Man Is Good At Spreading His DNA

Today there are 150 children, all conceived with sperm from one donor, in this group of half siblings, and more are on the way. Its wild when we see them all together they all look alike, said Ms. Daily, 48, a social worker in the Washington area who sometimes vacations with other families in her sons group.

But...

Now, there is growing concern among parents, donors and medical experts about potential negative consequences of having so many children fathered by the same donors, including the possibility that genes for rare diseases could be spread more widely through the population. Some experts are even calling attention to the increased odds of accidental incest between half sisters and half brothers, who often live close to one another.

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Posted by Ellen at September 05, 2011 03:56 PM

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