26 April 2007

DNA: Searching for Dad

Matt Crenson is an AP national writer with a special interest in DNA.

His latest is about Martin Marshall's search for his father.

Marshall has learned some fascinating things about his heritage. But he has also infuriated and antagonized complete strangers who can't believe that he would suggest that a loved one might have sired illegitimate children - and then ask for their DNA to help prove it. He has been accused of harassment and even extortion.

He still doesn't know who his father was, and says "It's more of a twisted tale and journey than I envisioned."

"What are the procedures," Marshall asks. "Where's the handbook for how you go about doing this kind of research?"

Read the story here

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