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Adoptees' DNA Tests Move Forward

GENETIC PRIVACY—ARGENTINA

June 20, 2011

A high-profile case involving two siblings of an Argentine media owner has taken another turn, with the siblings now agreeing to court-ordered DNA tests, the Associated Press reports. The tests were ordered "to determine whether they were among hundreds of infants stolen from political prisoners during Argentina's military dictatorship," the report states, referencing an effort by the human rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo to find children abducted between 1976 and 1983. While Argentina's highest appellate court ruled the siblings must submit their DNA, comparisons have been limited only "to people known to have disappeared before the date" of their 1976 adoption.
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