Paternity testing is one of the results of what modern science can provide us with. With this type of testing, scientists are able to tell exactly whether a man is the genetic father of a child or not. What is the science behind this process, how does it work, and what different types of tests do exist nowadays?
The theory behind paternity testing
The science behind the paternity tests is the fact that the DNA of a child is made up to 50 percent of the DNA of the mother and 50 percent made up of the DNA of the father. The child’s DNA is therefore a mixture of different DNA strands that get combined in a unique way. Because it gets combined in a unique way, different siblings have different DNA, however, for all of them their DNA is half determined by the mother and the other half is … Read the rest