Cambridge half-brothers brought together by DNA test

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Michael Yaffe, left, with his half-brother, Adam Weisenberg
Michael Yaffe, left, with his half-brother, Adam Weisenberg

Imagine you’re taking a DNA test, like the ones from 23andMe. Maybe you’re hoping to learn a little more about your heritage, or perhaps uncover a famous relative. But instead, you find out the man who raised you isn’t your biological father. That’s what happened to two newly-united half-brothers, Adam Weisenberg and Michael Yaffe, who sat down to share their amazing story with us.

Plus, we dive into some of the big questions behind Adam and Michael’s story with Dr. Françoise Baylis, professor of bioethics at Dalhousie University.

This segment aired on January 26, 2022.

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