When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

 In 2004, investigators in Alaska uploaded a DNA profile extracted from semen to a criminal DNA database. It matched a potential suspect. But there was a problem: The man had been in prison at the time of the assault. It turned out that he had received a bone marrow transplant. The donor, his brother, was eventually convicted.

…The specifics of Mr. Long’s situation raise an inevitable question: What happens if he has a baby? Would he pass on the genes of his German donor or his own to future offspring?

When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away – The New York Times

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One thought on “When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away

  1. That’s definitely why just relying on DNA tests doesn’t do a lick of good. Gotta get the camera footage, timelines, opportunity, and everything else.Too many things can influence a DNA test and the conclusions you can get from it. Hell, I went to college with a guy who had a massive skin issue (eczema among other things). Anything happens in our part of town and odds are they’ll have his DNA showing up at the scene–he leaves bits of himself everywhere much faster than everyone else.

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