Blog

Maternity DNA Testing Used in Human Trafficking Case

Mar 28, 2011 | Forensic DNA Testing, Maternity, Relationship

In North India, large-scale maternity DNA testing is planned to take place for 869 girls whom police suspect were abducted and brought to live with a tribe called the Banchra. The police believe these girls were being held and raised by Banchra women to be later sold into the flesh trade (see article).
Maternity testing is similar to paternity testing, but instead of comparing DNA markers between the child and alleged father, scientists look for matches between the child and alleged mother’s DNA.
The need for maternity testing is a bit different than paternity testing. A mom can surely say “I know I’m the mom—I was there!” The story above illustrates a unique need for maternity testing, and at DDC, maternity testing is often performed for family-based immigration cases, to provide needed proof if paperwork is not enough. It is also used to confirm the relationship between a birth mother and a child of adoption, when it’s often the case that they have been separated for many, many years.
 

No Results Found

The page you requested could not be found. Try refining your search, or use the navigation above to locate the post.

0 Comments

Using Laboratory DNA Tests to Confirm Ancestry

Using Laboratory DNA Tests to Confirm Ancestry

Once you’ve located unknown family members, wouldn’t you like to know for sure if you’re biologically related to them? Researching your family tree takes a lot of time and is associated with costs.  Rest assured, DNA testing can confirm with certainty if ancestry...

Is There Such a Thing as an Infidelity Gene?

Is There Such a Thing as an Infidelity Gene?

It’s only natural for someone who has been cheated on to ask why their partner was unfaithful. A handful of studies have suggested that genes and hormones may predispose some men and women to infidelity. So that begs the question: Is cheating genetic? Here’s a look at...

8 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make When Healing from Infidelity

   Finding out that your spouse or partner has cheated can be devastating, but dealing with the betrayal irrationally could worsen the pain and delay healing. If you’re wondering how to get over someone cheating on you, first ask yourself if you can forgive and trust...

10 Reasons Why Someone Might Cheat

   Infidelity—or cheating on a partner—is alarmingly common, but knowing you’re not alone doesn’t make you feel any better. When infidelity hits close to home, it can be devastating. So why do people cheat in relationships and what does cheating say about a person? ...

Reach Us

Have questions or need assistance? Contact our team.

DNA Technology Park
1 DDC Way
Fairfield, OH 45014

Leave A Message