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From: "JECrain" <>
Subject: [DNA] Low Cost Paternity Tests
Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2002 16:31:03 -0600
These tests are no longer expensive. Although not legally binding for
obvious reasons, the results could influence the participant's decision go
forward with further legal and/or medical expenditures to obtain tests that
would be legally acceptable. Sites offering these tests are all over the
web. Here is an example.
"Paternity Testing - $290 - includes one child and one alleged father (with
or without the mother). Results(with detail Allele Sizing numbers) in 15
working days, guaranteed.
Allele Size is the measurement of one half of a specific gene pair expressed
in numbers (e.g. 3.69 kb-kilobases). Every person should have two alleles
(sometimes only one number is observed, this is most likely due to two
alleles having the same number). One number (allele) must match the mother,
and the other number (allele) must match the alleged father.
Additional Child or Alleged Father - $175 per person -------------------
Hair Sample - additional $250 per person ------------------------------
Grandparentage - starts at $575 (Testing time: please inquire)
Siblingship - starts at $575 (Testing time: please inquire)
Prenatal Paternity Testing - testing is available (before and immediately
after birth) please inquire.
Twin Zygosity - $290 (Testing time: 15 working days)
Express Service - results in 10 working days, guaranteed, $50
Our total fee is $290 for the testing of cheek cell samples from one child
and one alleged father. An additional child or alleged father is $175 per
person. A payment of $20 can get the testing process started. Once we
receive that payment, you will be sent a testing kit. We accept Visa, Master
Card, Western Union and money orders."
----- Original Message -----
From: "John F. Chandler" <>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 12:38 PM
Subject: Re: [DNA] Enough of Kon Tiki etc!
> Gerald wrote:
> > So there is no test commercially availvable that can provide info
> > individuals one generation back?
> I'm not sure whether you are looking for confirmation of a link to a
> known target or are hoping for help in picking out someone's unknown
> parents. If it's the latter, you can forget about it. It's like
> fingerprints, only worse -- there are millions of fingerprints on file
> at various agencies all over the world, and criminal investigators
> at least have some hope of "fingering" one of the "usual suspects".
> There is no such massive database of detailed DNA profiles, nor would
> a private hobbyist have easy access to such data as do exist. It's
> also complicated by the fact that only half of each parent's DNA is
> passed on to a child (aside from the Y chromosome, which is passed on
> all-or-nothing, and the mtDNA, of course). If you have cooperation of
> the child and at least one suspected parent (but preferably both), you
> can test their DNA and show conclusively whether the suspected link is
> true. This is done routinely in paternity suits where a lot of money
> is riding on the outcome, but it's expensive. (I don't know exactly
> *how* expensive.)
> Needless to say, if you can't get cooperation, this approach is a
> non-starter. In particular, dead people are pretty much off limits for
> DNA testing.
> John Chandler
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