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On this first episode of Genotypecast, certified genetic counselor Brianne Kirkpatrick of Watershed DNA reviews two recent news stories related to cord blood and sperm donations, discussing the risks and unknowns associated with each as well as the implications for society at large.

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Articles Discussed

Thayer, Kate. “Umbilical cord blood saved Chicago woman’s life more than 20 years ago. Now she’ll meet the family who donated it.” Chicago Tribune. September 5, 2019.

Cha, Ariana Eunjung. “The Children of Donor H898.” Washington Post. September 14, 2019.

Related Articles

Kirkpatrick, Brianne. “Umbilical Cord Blood Donation and Ancestry Testing.” WatershedDNA blog.  September 9, 2019.

Zhang, Sarah. “A Woman’s AncestryDNA Test Revealed a Medical Secret.” The Atlantic. September 13, 2019.

Johnson, Louise. “Removing donor anonymity retrospectively in Victoria, Australia – two years on.” Bio News. May 13, 2019.

Kramer, Wendy. “There Are No Laws Prohibiting Donor Recipients From Reaching Out To Donors.” Huffington Post. December 6, 2017.

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