DIY paternity tests coming soon to your local chemist

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Do-it-yourself paternity tests have been available online and from a few pharmacies for some time, but from today, Boots the chemist is to start selling them in some stores.

The kit costs £29.99, with an extra £129 to get the results back from the laboratory.

There are concerns that their increasing accessibility could lead to more people using the tests without carefully considering the implication the results may have on their family.

Dr Denise Syndercombe-Court, who specialises in this kind of DNA testing spoke to Breakfast News.

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