A health official in the UK has said that genetic tests (DNA) in the country show that up to 10% of the population may not know who his father is.
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Genetic tests (DNA) performed by UK health professionals for genetic testing . show that 1 in 10 people in the United Kingdom do not know who their father really is, according to of a medical leader in this country.
Ian Cumming, executive director of the UK Health Education, said the situation is increasing the problems facing the health sector, such as genetic disease .
Chairman of the Board of Leaders of the UK National Health Agency (NHS) raised this issue in a discussion of the long-term changes that NHS must take to adapt to a changing society.
About 220,000 genetic tests have been done by NHS in England and Scotland each year, according to the Telegraph. These tests are for health purposes but also reveal many sensitive family secrets, such as the official father of children in the family who are not their biological father. But due to the principle of the medical industry, those 'shaky secrets' are often not disclosed to families.