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There's No Artificial Intelligence

Most children conceived from donated sperm are not told that, British study says

Future generations may have difficulty tracing the limbs on their family trees because of the secrets parents keep today.

Britain's BBC News reports that a large-scale psychological study found that 90 percent of parents who use donor sperm to conceive don't tell their children the truth about their real fathers. However, the report says families who have used artificial insemination techniques were "noticeably closer than families with naturally conceived children."

And the numbers of those parents probably will grow if scientists succeed in creating "production line" techniques to automate the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) process, reports another BBC News story.

In an ironic twist, still another BBC News story says the IVF technique for conception is more successful when couples have sex about the same time a fertilized egg is implanted in the woman.

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