The now defunct Reproductive Medical Technologies Inc., which had been owned by a University of Utah faculty member, has produced a number of surprises for families which used their services.
It seems that Thomas R. Lippert, who operated the facility, did more than his share to help women get pregnant.
One couple got their surprise employing the services of 24andMe, which does DNA tests for those who have curiosity about their ancestral origins. Their daughter was found not to have DNA in common with her putative father, because semen samples at Reproductive Medical Technologies Inc. had been switched. It was found, through testing that the now-deceased Thomas R. Lippert was her father. He apparently fathered others in a similar manner. The University of Utah is now offering genetic testing for RTMI clients who received services between 1988 and 1994. Those affected can contact the University of Utah Andrology Lab at 801-581-5852.
It seems that Thomas R. Lippert had a very checkered past, and had served prison time for kidnapping and attempted kidnapping of women in Indiana for Kinsey-like “love experiments”. Click on the image below or HERE to read more from a 1976 Florence Times newspaper clipping.
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