Paternity testing methodology.

roger at kean.ucs.mun.ca roger at kean.ucs.mun.ca
Tue Apr 13 08:49:23 EST 1993


	Can someone provide information as to the current status of DNA-
based paternity testing? What is the current methodology of choice in terms 
of speed, cost and ease of interpretation?

	Is the "DNA fingerprint" still being used (i.e. a Southern probed 
with a single multi-locus probe)? I know that in forensic work this has 
been replaced with multiple single-locus probes, but paternity testing 
doesn't involve the same problems.

	Is PCR-based technology now feasible? (e.g. multiplexed CA repeat 
polymorphisms)

Roger C. Green,	Faculty of Medicine                      Phone: (709)737-6884
Memorial University , St. John's, Newfoundland.          FAX  : (709)737-7010



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