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- adjective Not of or pertaining to
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But with an estimated 10 percent nonpaternity rate in the U.S., 23andMe had to expect cases would crop up.
Over cafeteria hamburgers and hot dogs, they shared information about roadblocks they'd encountered in their ancestral paperwork -- "nonpaternity events" (polite term for an affair, for example, which may have muddied the lineage) and families that had "daughtered out" (a much-bemoaned end to the family surname).
All one can do is establish a probability of nonpaternity that is low enough to satisfy the courts and, if possible, the putative father.
“We don’t want to dilute what we do best by doing these offshoots,” said Stephan, who also worries about potential ethical problems, from nonpaternity to informed consent.