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6 Ways DNA Profiling Matters

DNA profiling is a technique developed and perfected over the last 25 years to uniquely identify individuals based on their DNA – the genetic material that is present in each of the billions of cells in our bodies. DNA is, for all intents and purposes, a sequence of “letters” that encodes the unique information that…

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Courtroom Technology Using DNA Testing

Over the past two decades, DNA profiling technology has revolutionized many aspects of criminal investigation (while providing material for numerous popular TV shows like C.S.I.). In fact, DNA profiling has largely replaced fingerprinting as the primary and most reliable method of uniquely identifying an individual and placing them at a crime scene. And DNA profiling…

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Top 5 Reasons to Use a Paternity Test

DNA testing has become the gold standard for determining the paternity of a child – it definitively answers the question of who is the child’s father? DNA testing can establish paternity with a level of accuracy and reliability never before possible. In the past, the establishment of paternity was based on largely circumstantial evidence, personal…

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DNA Testing in a Different State

When two parties need a legal DNA test to determine or verify the paternity of a child, but the parties live in different states, the process can become complicated based on federal and state paternity laws. Even if both parties are agreeable to a DNA test, certain conditions apply. If they don’t follow the correct…

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Maternity DNA Testing in Adoption Cases

The adoption process can become treacherous when biological relationships and parental rights are muddy. DNA maternity testing clears the waters by demonstrating whether a woman could be the biological mother of a child. Like a DNA paternity test, maternity testing compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged mother to determine how likely…

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DNA Testing Around the World

Access to DNA practices has traditionally been limited to those in scientific disciplines. Today, genetic code data are being incorporated into law enforcement, commercial testing services and online ancestral databases. Today, many individuals and organizations have direct access to DNA testing. Laboratories, educational institutions, and governments worldwide are storing genetic profiles, and many wonder about…

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