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Paternity test

349 bytes added, 20:03, 22 May 2007
Explain uses of paternity testing by society
A '''paternity test''' is used to ascertain who is the [[father]] of another person. It is frequently done by [[DNA]] analysis of the [[mother]], [[child]], and the possible father. Since a person's DNA is the same in all of their cells, DNA testing can be done with a [[blood]] sample, a swab of [[skin]], or a lock of [[hair]]. A comparison of one's DNA sequence to someone else's will show if either of them is the parent of the other.Paternity tests are usuall done by courts on [[African American]] males. This is because this group, statistically, is more likley to have children out of wedlock. Also [[African American]] females are statistically more likley to have numerous partners and be unaware of who the father may be.  --[[User:Billwsu|Billwsu]] 16:03, 22 May 2007 (EDT)