Genetic test unites Petersburg woman with biological brother


March 18, 2021

JUNEAU (AP) – A Petersburg woman who was adopted found her biological brother through the genetic testing company 23andMe.

Sara Hadad-Dembs received a Facebook message recently from a man in Illinois that read, “Hi, I know this is super out of the blue, but I think I’m your brother,” the Juneau Empire reported March 4.

Hadad-Dembs had received a 23andMe test kit from her adoptive brother in 2019. The man who ended up being her birth brother received a DNA test kit as a birthday present about a year later.

In December, Hadad-Dembs received an email from 23andMe that a new relative had been iden...

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