Last week, retired marketing specialist Nora Probasco called her
brother with a half-serious, half-joking question: Was she adopted? The
issue came up after the 59-year-old genealogy hobbyist from Louisville,
Ky., received the results of a test she took through 23andMe, a firm
that allows people to learn more about their ancestry and some medical
conditions through DNA analysis.
"I was shocked," she said. "What it came down to, the way I know to read them, is that my mom is not my mom."
To her relief, it turned out to be a mistake.
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