Paternity Testing in Legal Situations

Two state court rulings last year updates long-established laws, and now allow the use of DNA testing to: Terminate child support in previously settled divorce or paternity suits when the test proves the man is not the child’s biological father, and Challenge a husband’s paternity claim in court if the unmarried man is proven to…

DNA Sequence of Genghis Khan’s Descendant

Scientists in China have completed the genome sequence for Genghis Khan’s direct descendant—the first complete genome sequence from a representative of the Mongolian population. The unnamed man is Khan’s 34th- generation descendant, who was chosen for his fully defined family pedigree dating back to the 13th century, and the absence of intermarriage with other ethnic…