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Italians are offered “do it yourself” paternity testing kits

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7451.1275-a (Published 27 May 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1275
  1. Sophie Arie
  1. Rome

    An Italian businessman has triggered debate in Italy by advertising “do it yourself” paternity testing kits, with which men can check their children's DNA without telling their wives.

    The kit—which Aurelio Coppola has been advertising for €700 (£470; $840) each since May—allows suspicious fathers to take a swab from their child's mouth, and their own, and send it to a laboratory for …

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