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Rebroadcast: A DNA test might reveal a life-changing family secret

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Home DNA testing kits have become a tool to help people discover their family tree, but what happens when you find a branch that you didn't know was there?
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Discovering your roots can start with a home DNA testing kit.  

The results, for many, can tell someone about their family history. But for a small percentage of people, the test results can give them a sudden reveal of an unknown relative. 

In this rebroadcast, MPR News host Angela Davis speaks with a writer who discovered her previously unknown biological father through a home DNA test and a family therapist about how to process big family secrets that may change your life.   


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