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Adoptees Balk at DNA Testing

GENETIC PRIVACY—ARGENTINA

June 8, 2010

Argentina's National Genetics Bank was set to begin extracting DNA yesterday from the clothing of two citizens who are alleged to have been adopted illegally during the country's Dirty War from 1976 to 1983, the Toronto Star reports. Their DNA will be compared to that of military prisoners from that period whose babies were kidnapped by the military junta. The group The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which has been pushing to reunite the kidnapped with their families, wants to prove the parents of Marcela and Felipe Noble Herrera adopted them illegally under these conditions. But the Noble Herreras, now in their thirties, say the grandmothers group and Argentine authorities are violating their privacy.
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