• A Woman's AncestryDNA Test Revealed a Medical Secret

    1 month ago - By The Atlantic

    In 2017, Holly Becker took an AncestryDNA test, and the results, she would only later learn, exactly matched those of a young man in New York. This was strange, but the test was not wrong. She really did have his DNA inside her. Two decades ago, she had undergone an umbilical-cord-blood transplant to treat her non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. The anonymous donor's cells became her cells, and they still course through her body today. That is what the AncestryDNA test had picked up. This Sunday, Becker, now 45, met her donor , Patrick Davey, 25, for the first time, in Chicago. They laughed. They...
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