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1 in 10 Have Paternity Questions

Tuesday, 07 February 2012 07:09 PM

Who’s your daddy?
That’s not a silly question for more than one in 10 Americans, according to a new survey by the makers of the nation’s most popular DNA paternity test.
The poll, reported by the Identigene testing laboratory, found 11 percent of adults said they have “personally been in a situation where a paternity test was appropriate.”
Nearly one in five -- 18 percent -- said that they or a close friend or relative have questioned paternity, said the company in a statement posted online.
Steven Smith, executive director for Identigene, said the new research follows a trend the company has noticed since it launched its DNA Paternity Test in retail pharmacies in 2007: Each year the company sees a spike in first quarter sales, something it attributes, in part, to New Year's resolutions.
"The new year definitely seems to trigger many adults with paternity questions to take steps to address their question," he said. "We want adults with paternity issues to know they are not alone and there are many others looking for answers, too.”
The survey, conducted late last year by the Los Angeles firm Inspire Research, involved 1,039 people. Identigene said it has sold more than a half-million of its $29.99 paternity kits.

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