"The truth is out there" - Commentary on "Move to outlaw secret DNA testing by fathers"
by Barry Pearson
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"The truth is out there"
Commentary on "Move to outlaw secret DNA testing by fathers"
(A Sunday Telegraph article of 19th May 2002)
by Barry Pearson
11th September 2002
 
Contents
  Introduction
  To know or not to know – that is the question
    Commentary on a newspaper article (start)
    Commentary on a newspaper article (continued)
    Commentary on a newspaper article (end)
    Summary
  Appendix A: Paternity tests for personal knowledge
    Classes of paternity tests
    Proposed rules for “peace of mind” paternity tests
    The limits on “the right to know”
  Appendix B: Child support responsibility in the UK
    Summary of who is responsible for child support
    Parliamentary intentions
    Conclusion
  Appendix C: Other methods of identifying non-paternity
  Appendix D: Ethics of personal knowledge paternity tests
    The ethics of personal knowledge of genetic relationships
    The ethics of paternity tests to establish personal knowledge
References
  “Knowledge is bliss” - Towards a society without paternity surprises
  Partners should know about paternity (Agenda for the 21st Century)
  Downloads (to obtain this paper in Word or Acrobat format)
  Human Genetics Commission (HGC)
Inside Information - Balancing interests in the use of personal genetic data
  “Move to outlaw secret DNA testing by fathers”
By Martin Bentham and Lorraine Fraser
Sunday Telegraph – 19th May 2002
 
Keywords: paternity test, paternity testing, non-paternity, nonpaternity, misattributed paternity, misattributed fatherhood, ethics of paternity testing, paternity testing and law, criminalising paternity testing.
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