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Adoptees use DNA testing services to get around strict privacy laws

Tracing the path to long-lost relatives has never been easier. For roughly a hundred bucks, people can unlock information about their ancestors.

JACKSON, Mississippi – DNA testing services can be especially useful for adopted children, many of whom believe that knowing the identity of your birth parents is a civil right.

In Mississippi, much of that information is kept confidential except in medical circumstances.

Now DNA services are getting people within reach of these biological family members, but this genetic testing is testing the limits of Mississippi law.

To read the full story from WLBT Chief Investigative Reporter C.J. LeMaster, click here.