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Chromosome study challenges infidelity dogma

Our surnames and genetic information are often strongly connected, according to the authors of a new study in the journal Molecular Biology and Evolution. Interestingly, the new findings directly challenge the often quoted one-in-ten figure for children born through infidelity. To conduct their study, University of Leicester researchers Turi King and Mark Jobling examined the […]

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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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