In addition to its use in criminal investigations, DNA technology can be used in paternity DNA testing to determine parentage and kinship of individuals. The most common question asked in parentage and kinship testing is – Who is the father?
Paternity DNA testing is based on the scientific fact that a child inherits its genetic makeup from biological parents (half from the mother and half from the father) and is unique to every individual with the only exception of twins. A paternity DNA test is commonly used to determine the biological father of a child. A standard paternity DNA test works by comparing the DNA profile of a child with that of an alleged father. This test can determine whether the child has inherited genetic material from the alleged father or not. As of yet, DNA testing has proved to be the most advanced and robust technology to establish paternity of a child.
Canadian Forensics Inc is owned and operated by forensic scientists and offers two types of paternity DNA testing in Toronto Canada: