Alucard asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 5 months ago

Would you consider DNA testing of viable way of determining for sure. Child being brought to the border is actually with its own parent?

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  • 5 months ago

    What about adoptees? Or blended families?

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    DNA-tests are extremely good at determining whether two people are biological parent and child to eachother. The suspected parent being part of an identical twin, or is a genetic anomaly (chimaera) is pretty much the only situation in which it fails.

    Of course, in some cases the legal parent is not a biological parent. Sometimes a woman "cheats", or uses a spermdonor/eggdonor, and sometimes a child is adopted

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Yes. It is a reliable way to ascertain parental status. It does not take all that long nowadays and it is pretty cheap too. The lab does not have to test the entire genome, just a small set of markers.

  • 5 months ago

    It's a difficult and expensive way of solving a non-existent problem.

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  • 5 months ago

    No. It takes several days and costs a lot of money.

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    way to time consuming AND too expensive .................................

  • abdul
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Right, some more expense for the American tax payers to bear for the sake of illegal immigrants.

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