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Rancho Mirage Paternity Testing and Family Relationship DNA Tests
Our Rancho Mirage DNA testing center for paternity, maternity, immigration and relationship testing in the Rancho Mirage area is located at:
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Facts About Paternity Testing
Paternity testing can determine whether or not a particular man is the biological father of a child. This procedure involves collecting and examining the DNA of a small sample of bodily fluid or tissue from a child and the potential father. DNA is the unique genetic "fingerprint" that makes up a person’s genes and chromosomes. When a baby is conceived, each parent passes on half of his/her DNA to the baby, whose genetic code (DNA) is a shared mix of only its mother’s and father’s DNA. By collecting and examining a small sample of DNA from the baby and the potential father, a paternity test can confirm or disprove that the potential father is indeed the biological father of the baby.
Genetic abnormalities present in mitochondrial DNA can only be passed from the maternal parent. When an egg is fertilized, only mitochondrial DNA from the mother is present. As such all children of the abnormality-carrying mother will inherit that abnormality. Men however cannot pass on mitochondrial DNA abnormalities to their children, even though they themselves may have the abnormality.