That’s the sort of discovery one could make when one starts getting their DNA scanned, as one woman recently discovered. DNA scans can reveal useful medical information, such as one’s likelihood to develop Alzheimer’s. But they can also turn up unforeseen information about parentage, which adds to the increasing fluidity of today’s families, for better or worse.
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Jason Morehead lives in the lovely state of Nebraska with his wife, three children, zero pets, and a large collection of CDs, DVDs, books, and video games. He's a fan of Arcade Fire and Arvo Pärt, Jackie Chan and Andrei Tarkovsky, "Doctor Who" and "Community," and C.S. Lewis and Haruki Murakami. He's also a web development geek, which pays the bills — and buys new music and movies. Twitter: @jasonopus. Web: http://opus.fm.