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DNA test proves that wrong child was given to mother

DNA test proves that wrong child was given to mother

Solicitors acting for a woman who was given back the wrong child after temporarily leaving her infant daughter in the care of nuns at the St Patrick’s Guild adoption society are expected to begin legal proceedings. Helen Maguire’s story emerged in the aftermath of...
What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

You can rest assured that all DNA samples received at our laboratory are securely stored onsite. After testing, the samples are kept for 3 months and then destroyed by incineration. All of our DNA testing services can be bought on-line from our website from just €149...
Secret DNA test

Secret DNA test

Is there any such thing as a secret DNA test? DNA testing can be an emotional time. You may not want your close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such relationship tests. For this reason, we ensure that all of our letters and testing kits are sent out...
Secret paternity test

Secret paternity test

Is there any such thing as a secret paternity test? Anyone undergoing DNA paternity testing can find it an emotional time. Understandably, you may not want close family or friends to know that you are undertaking such a relationship test. To collect a DNA sample for a...
Privacy and DNA testing

Privacy and DNA testing

DNA is valuable. Last year, the pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline announced a $300 million deal with 23andMe to use home DNA results from its 5 million customers for new drug research. At the end of last year, Genomics Medicine Ireland announced it intended to gather DNA...
DNA to be shared across EU

DNA to be shared across EU

DNA profiles and fingerprints will be freely shared between EU member states after a legal provision comes into effect today. The hope is that the sharing of forensic data will prevent cross-border crime and close the net on criminals who travel from one country to...