The effect of finding out a person's biological parents is easy — but can be traumatic for the people involved, the researchers say. The new research has the potential to uproot an entire industry and is published in the journal Human Reproduction. One of its authors, genealogist Debbie Kennett, from University College London's Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment, said: "Fertility clinics need to develop robust guidelines and procedures that enable them to integrate subsequent genomic data into their existing consent agreements. More than three million people worldwide are already said to have signed up for private genetic testing, often via online companies and without taking advice from health professionals. The tests are used to obtain information about ancestry or health. In many cases, DNA profiles are stored on international genetic genealogy databases that can turn up matches with long lost relatives. A sperm donor does not have to be in the database to be identified as identification can be made from matches with other close relatives such as second or third cousins.
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Currently, both the U. Food and Drug Administration and American Society for Reproductive Medicine exclude sperm donation from men who have sex with men. The recommended screening includes questioning donors about their sexual practices and performing a physical examination to look for signs of anal intercourse in addition to standard human immunodeficiency virus HIV laboratory testing. The rationale cited is concern over increased risk of HIV transmission in this higher prevalence population. We were unable to find evidence that excluding men who have sex with men or those with signs of anal intercourse on physical examination decreases the false-negative rate of laboratory testing.