Since the early use of DNA testing in the 1980’s, the technology has changed quite drastically. The first DNA technology, RFLP, is now virtually obsolete, with the newer STR technologies being used in 98.53% of all paternity cases reported by the American Association of Blood Banks member laboratories+.
There are also more sophisticated DNA technologies called Y-STR and mitochondrial DNA analysis, which are available from Orchid Cellmark and have specific applications in complex kinship cases that might occur in immigration or estate practices.
If you belong to a professional legal association and are looking for speakers in the area of DNA testing, Orchid PRO-DNA has knowledgeable and highly qualified experts from which to choose a speaker. Please contact us if you are looking for a speaker.
+ Source: American Association of Blood Banks 2006 Annual Report