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DNA tests create incest dilemma

The use of DNA microarrays to diagnose developmental disabilities and congenital anomalies in children can also unexpectedly identify that some of those children have been conceived through incest, creating social and legal issues that are now challenging the scientific community. To understand the ramifications of these chance discoveries, medical researchers from the Baylor College of […]

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Spit-Swap Forces Changes To DNA Testing




Protocols for DNA testing are being revised after a man attempted to foil a DNA paternity test by placing another man’s saliva in his mouth, report forensic scientists. The attempted fraud occurred in 2007 and has prompted a number of agencies to revise their collection procedures for saliva samples. Reporting the case in the Journal […]




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