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Subject: Can a DNA test distinguish paternity between brothers?

Date: Thu Feb 27 14:26:14 2003
Posted by Carla Ashley
Grade level: undergrad School: LSU
City: Baton Rouge State/Province: LA Country: USA
Area of science: Cell Biology
ID: 1046373974.Cb

Brother A is married to Miss Priss.  Brother B has slept with Miss Priss.  Miss 
Priss becomes pregnant.  Now Brother A wants to know if he is the biological 
father of the offspring.  Can a DNA test accurately determine the paternity?  
To what degree of certainty?  Both brothers share the same parents, obviously.

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