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The Problem with Transfusions, Transplants, and Paternity Tests

    Today’s medical treatments make getting and staying well easier than ever for millions of people who otherwise might not have survived their disease or accident. But some treatments can actually alter DNA, affecting some genetic analyses—like paternity tests—and making getting conclusive results difficult. If you’re considering doing a paternity test, here’s what you…

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Swabs vs. Blood Samples in DNA Testing

The two most popular methods for collecting DNA in labs are blood samples and cheek swabs. The DNA testing results from extracting DNA-rich cells via swabs or blood samples are exactly the same, only there are differences in how the two samples are processed. Both have different advantages. Neither has been proven to be more accurate…