What is DNA?
The scientific name for DNA is DeoxyriboNucleic Acid. DNA molecules contain the genetic information necessary for the organization and functioning of most living cells and regulate the characteristics and traits a person inherits from their parents. DNA is the biochemical molecule that produces chromosomes and genes. Specifically it is a molecule found in the nucleus of cells that encodes genetic information. The particular sequence of 4 chemical building blocks (nucleotides) determines an individual's unique genetic pattern. Every cell has
46 chromosomes, except the sperm cells from the man and the egg of the woman which
only contain 23 chromosomes each. At the moment of conception, there are 46 chromosomes
necessary to create a person. Therefore, a person receives half of his/her genetic material or DNA
from the biological mother, and the other half from the biological father. By comparing the DNA
profiles of the mother, father, and child, it can be established with a DNA paternity test with better than a 99.9% probability that they are biologically related to each other.
Today in our time, the use of DNA to solve criminal cases and as a means of exact indentification is what fingerprints and fingerprinting was to previous generations beginning in 1901 when Scotland Yard of England and the New York City Civil Service Commission adopted their use as an official means to identify and demonstrate the differences between people.
DNA Testing and
The Need to Know
Real-life Examples from
GeneTree DNA Testing Center
(Since 1997 - The FIRST
provider of at-home paternity test kits)
The Paternity Test
many reasons for DNA testing in modern society. While not the only DNA test
available, the use of a simple paternity test to confirm the parentage of a
child is the most widespread application of genetic DNA testing. Why would
someone want a test for paternity? The easy answer is—to absolutely confirm a
biological relationship between a parent and a child. Yet, there are complicated
situations behind this seemingly straightforward question. Order
a free testing kit here.
“I recently found out that my wife had been with
another man a few times early in our marriage. Well, I wasn’t exactly a saint
back then either. That was a long time ago in our relationship and we truly
forgave and forgot. The problem was, our son had been conceived around that time
and I kept wondering if he was not my biological son. I tried to forget about
it, thinking that I raised and loved him, so it didn’t matter. But the idea kept
eating at me and was subconsciously undermining our relationships. So I had the
paternity test done.
You can’t imagine the relief I felt
when I read the report that I am indeed his father.
My nagging doubts
are gone for good and we couldn’t be a
The Need to Know
For a lot
of people, having DNA testing done is a search for the truth. The need to
“know for sure” is a running theme in many stories, and DNA testing helps
to “put the mind at ease”. Many others have expressed similar emotions
and the “nagging doubts” which caused them to seek genetic testing.
Order a free testing kit here.
“A girl whom I'd dated off and on came to me with
the news that she was pregnant. I had never had a child in my life before and I
began to panic. What to do?!! If true, this would
impact my life forever!
Before any decision could be made
I had to KNOW for sure
if the child was actually mine. When I called GeneTree, their staff was friendly
and courteous, and offered answers to all of my questions. I told them that I
wanted to know if this child was mine without the mother knowing about it. They
told me that this could easily be done and that they could overnight a testing
kit to me. Once the kit arrived, I followed the simple instructions that came
with it and then sent the lab samples back to them overnight. Now how easy was
that?? A few days later, I received a letter from GeneTree with the DNA test
results telling me that the child was over 99.99% mine.
I can finally look into her
eyes and feel at ease knowing that I did the right thing.”
– Tim McCoy
Fast Answers - Within 10 Days
simple paternity test answers most questions that our customers ask. The
GeneSwab Paternity Test Kit is sent to your home absolutely FREE. Once the
genetic clues are collected, customers send the DNA samples (along with payment
for the service) to our lab for processing. Normally, it only takes 3-7 days to
receive the answer. The process is fast, simple and affordable. Unfortunately,
there are some that learn this the hard way. Order
a free testing kit here.
“My ex-girlfriend told me that I might be the
father of her child. Not knowing for sure was driving me crazy all throughout
the 9 months of her pregnancy, but I helped her as much as I could and planned
to have a paternity test done after the child was born. Little did I know, it
wouldn’t be as simple as I’d thought. Every hospital and pathology lab in the
city told me that I needed to go through child support, a process that could
take two months or longer to get the results. There was only one place that
accepted walk-ins and they were asking $600.00 cash to be paid in full at the
time of service. Finally, I did some research on the Internet and came across
GeneTree. It almost sounded too good to be true! So, I went ahead and ordered a
paternity test kit. I
received the results of my paternity test within ten days.
I was pleased with the
fast, affordable and professional service,
and even happier to
know for a surety that I am the Father. I would recommend GeneTree to anyone
that is in this situation.”
- Shawn Curran
Affordable and Convenient
not the first to be surprised with an unexpected pregnancy, nor is he the only
one to discover that expensive hospitals and labs are not the best places to get
questions answered. GeneTree was the first to offer at-home paternity tests
to the general public, and in so doing, help relieve some difficult
situations by making the process easy—even from long distance. Order
a free testing kit here.
“GeneTree was a stress reliever for me! Being a
military member stationed overseas made it very difficult for me to arrange a
paternity test for my child born stateside. It would have been very costly for
me to fly back to the states and take a one-on-one paternity test with my child.
After researching several different paternity test companies, I found GeneTree
was the most
and inexpensive. The GeneSwab test was simple to use and perfect for my long
distance situation. In addition, after the test was mailed back to the company I
received my results back within 10 days!
Now, I can allow myself to be a happy father without
any doubts! Thanks GeneTree! “ - LaMorris Glover
No More “Living in Doubt”
the truth is always better than living in doubt. It is truly rewarding to help
responsible people take corrective action for their mistakes. Unfortunately
there are cases where dishonesty makes a bad situation worse. Entrapment in
order to gain child support is a serious issue; one that, unfortunately, we
see a lot. Sometimes people do wrong things for, what seems at the time, the
right reasons. Extended family members may believe that they have the right to
supplant a biological parent. While the “rights of individuals” are best left to
the courts, DNA testing can help to clear up deceptions. It is
unfortunate that we hear so many stories of people “being used” or “taken
to the cleaners”. In these tough situations DNA testing can expose lies and
clear consciences as well as win child custody and child support cases. Order
a free testing kit here.
”My brother has 2 children from a previous
relationship. The mother of the children recently died and the maternal
grandparents refused to allow my brother to be in the children lives. They
claimed my brother was not their biological father and would not agree to a DNA
test to help us prove otherwise. I heard about GeneTree from a friend and
mentioned it to my brother. Because of GeneTree, he was able to prove that
those children were his. Now my brother not only has custody of my niece &
nephew, but has a good relationship with their grandparents as well. Your services were great, your response time was
excellent and your prices were reasonable. Because of GeneTree, my niece & nephew are
only dealing with the loss of ONE parent instead of two. Thank you so much for
making us a happy
“I'm married with two children, but am separated
from my spouse. I've been paying child support for more than five years. Thanks
to GeneTree I was able to do a private DNA test on both of my children. I was so
devastated when I got the Paternity Analysis Report that I thought I was going
to die. The Paternity Analysis Report read that the probability of paternity was
0% for both of my children. I took this case to court and the Paternity Analysis
Report served as evidence. It was proven in court that this DNA test Analysis
was true. The court dismissed the child support and
freed me of all responsibilities. Thanks again GeneTree”
- Pedro Hernandez.
“A woman from my husband’s past decided to
"confess" to my husband that he was the father of her 14-year-old daughter. It
was something that was very upsetting to my family, as not only did this woman
tell this to my husband but also chose to tell her daughter, who in turn told
our daughter. It was something that we really did not believe but did not want
to dismiss either in case it was true. If my husband was truly the biological
father we needed to accept parental responsibility for the sake of this child,
and our two children needed to know if they had a sister or not.
We feel everyone deserves to know the truth, especially the children.
your web site and ordered the DNA kit immediately. It took some time to
convince the mother that this test should be done and the truth known so we
could all handle this situation properly. We had mother & daughter come to our
house and all three did the swabs and sealed their envelopes. It was very simple
and painless. We did not want to upset
this little girl anymore than necessary. The test came back showing a 0%
probability of my husband being the biological father. We were not surprised at
the results. It was the best thing we could have done to put our
minds at ease. GeneTree gave us an
affordable, painless and accurate way to find out the truth of a very personal
and emotional situation. Thank you.” –
“I used your services to determine if my son was
indeed mine. My ex was spreading rumors that he wasn't, although she was quite
happy to continue receiving child support payments from me.
Now I know for sure that my son is mine, and the
knowledge is a huge relief. Thank you GeneTree!”
- Greg Hill
Who Do I Resemble?
stories we receive are from the other side of the coin. The account of a child
seeking a biological parent is no less compelling. While the paternity test is
the same, they are from a different perspective. Most want to know who
they resemble, what their biological parents look like, and what traits
they’ve inherited. They also want to find out whether they will have future
health concerns, but in general, the theme that comes out most strongly
is the need for a sense of belonging. For those children, DNA testing is
a welcome doorway in which they can find their place in the world.
Order a free testing kit here.
“I am a 32 year old only child and have never
known my father. My mother became a single parent in the late 60's and never
had a relationship with my biological father. I had been told his name, and
looked him up when I was 18 years old, only to have him tell me that he didn’t
believe he was my father. My hopes were dashed, and I spent a long time
afterwards wondering what my real father, whoever he was, was like. I wondered who I looked like (since I don't resemble
my maternal side), who's traits I shared, or if I was anything like my father at
I have gone my entire life not knowing how to fill out the
family history portion of medical exams, or how to fill in my personal
information sections (so many of them ask for your parents name and occupation). This is how it was when I finally found GeneTree. At 32, I decided
to call my alleged father and ask him for a paternity test. Much to my surprise,
he readily agreed. We did the test and knew within the month. As it turns out,
he is indeed my biological father. Not only that, I found out that I have 4 new
aunts and uncles, and whole group of cousins I never knew I had. They have all
been wonderful and have contacted me and welcomed me to the family. As for my
father, he found out that he had me (he has no other children) and found out
that he has a grandchild. GeneTree has taken away 32 years of worry and uncertainty. I
feel as though a huge weight has been lifted from my shoulders. I now know what
most others take for granted. If I had only known that this service existed
earlier, I wouldn't have waited another day. Thank you so much! It really has
been a life changing experience. “ - Michele Macaulay
“When I was a young girl of 15 my Father showed me
a photograph of a boy named Steven and his date at a H.S. Homecoming dance. Dad
told me that he had been given the picture by the boy’s mother and that she’d
implied that Steven was his son! My father shrugged this possibility off, but
the instant my eyes scanned the photo I knew that this young
man was my brother.
Also, I found it quite odd that my Father would deny the accusation
and yet still carry the picture around in his wallet. Anyhoo, my father asked
that I not tell anyone in the family of this nonsense. I vowed to myself to
find Steven somehow. I had a little brother out there and we deserved to know
one another. I feared disrupting his life and planned to wait until we were
adults to make my search for him serious. This past February, at the age of 25 I
finally found my little brother. He is a mere year younger than myself and has a
little son of his own.
He was thrilled to learn he had a big sister and now calls me his angel.
He said that I've made his life.
The tricky part was
getting the rest of my father's family as well as my father himself to accept
Steven as his son. I took this matter into my own hands. I went online to find
someway to genetically prove to my father that Steven was his. I came across
GeneTree and my search was over. Somehow, I got my father and new brother in
the same room to perform the quick, easy and painless procedure. One week after
that I could finally prove to everyone else what I already knew
with over 99.9%
genetic proof. Thank You GeneTree!!!” - Erica Rodgers
“I have known I was adopted, and have had a very
good life with my adoptive family. I have an older sister and brother and a
younger brother. In June 1993, when I was 23 years old, I found my birth Mother
Arkansas. She told me that she had been married with 3 young children when she
became pregnant with me, but her husband was not my birthfather. It was
actually her husband's brother, "John", who was my birthfather. John's sister
and mother have always told me that they did not think he was my birthfather.
They said that Delores had slept around a lot and my birthfather could be any
number of men. They even gave me the name of another man who had been with
Delores at the same time. This gave me doubts as to whether or not John was my
birthfather. Because of this, I wanted to do a DNA test with him. When I
approached John about doing a DNA test, he was not willing to do it. He said he
would be very upset if it turned out after all these years that he was not my
birthfather. For awhile I forgot about doing DNA, but I still had all these
doubts in the back of my mind. Finally, this year, I looked up DNA testing on
the internet and found GeneTree. I was very excited to see that GeneTree had
testing that could be done on cigarette butts, since John is a heavy smoker. I
ordered the free testing kit through the mail and the next time John came to
visit, I collected about 5 of his cigarette butts from the ashtray, and sent
them in to be tested along with my DNA from my cheek swabs. It only took about
2 weeks and I had the results in my e-mail. John was found to have a 90%
possibility as my birthfather, which was good enough for me! Because of the
confidentiality of GeneTree,
neither John nor Delores knows
that I did the DNA test, which is how I want it. I have both peace of mind and
After all these years I finally have the security that my birthfather is who I
thought he was. My
doubts have been put to rest
and this has been great. Thank you GeneTree!” - Anonymous
previous account highlights a subject that is of extreme importance.
Confidentiality is a high priority for many of our clients, so it is always
standard procedure for us at GeneTree. Some people want to avoid discord
in their immediate or extended families. Others want to discreetly find out
the truth about a family secret that has been kept hidden for many long
years. We understand that many of the situations requiring DNA testing may be
embarrassing, secret, or problematic, and as such are best kept
confidential. Still there is the over-powering need to “get proof”
even when only one or two people will ever know. Since so many people ask that
we be discreet, all our communication to customers is geared with that in mind.
You can be sure that our service is safe, and all packaging is
non-descript. You will also find our phone representatives helpful and
sensitive to your particular situation. Order
a free testing kit here.
“We ran the test to confirm that my step son was
in deed my husband's child from his 1st marriage, as his 1st wife would not (or
could not) confirm it for us. We got the test kit and within days did the test.
We were both overjoyed with the results. Our son is indeed my husband's child
and we were able to find this out
without having to deal with his
Thank you for helping us find the answer to a long overdue question, 8 1/2 years
to be exact. I
couldn’t believe how quick and easy the whole process was. Thank you again from some very grateful customers.”
- The Kasper Family
“In July of 1999, a grown woman contacted my
husband claiming to be his daughter. We tried to handle the situation as best
we could with out DNA testing but it proved too complicated. We bounced back
and forth--did she look like any member of his family? Was the timing right?
Is this something we wanted in our lives? Could the claim be ignored? We went
on like this for at least a year.
I can't tell you the problems we encountered, from family to friends.
The ‘problem’ divided the entire family.
I contacted Gene-tree through the internet and received the at home test kit.
The instructions were so very simple and the cost very reasonable. Within a few
weeks we had our answer. No more speculation or opinions from anyone. She was
his daughter. Thanks to Gene-tree, a grown woman found her Father, a father got
to know a daughter he didn't know he had. The "new" daughter also got a bonus.
She had been an only child, now she had a sister.”
“In my husband's eyes our son's paternity has
always been in question. I have known all along that Casey was his, but thanks
to GeneTree a lot of sleepless nights, worries, concerns, and trust issues have
We are both semi well known professionals in our community
so the anonymity GeneTree provided was very helpful in our situation.
It was fast, easy and reliable. Thank you GeneTree.”
confidentiality is the prime directive for us at GeneTree, not all of our
clients want to keep a secret. Once the proof is given, some clients want to
shout it from the rooftops. These are people looking for proof to convince
others. There are many instances where DNA testing is used to protect the family
unit, save marriages, and improve family relations. Order
a free testing kit here.
“It had been three years before
I told my husband that I had cheated on him,
and even though I knew there was no possibility that our son was not his, he was
concerned. After all, he had raised him for two and a half years. So, I agreed
to have a paternity test done.
I found GeneTree’s website and it was
the only one that sent you a free kit without a payment or entering your credit
received it in less than a week and sent the samples back as soon as we could
afford the service. Shortly, we had the results I had been waiting for.
Our son was OURS, not just mine alone.
My husband was so relieved.
– Carrie Aubrey
“I was 19 and my husband 22 when we married. We
had four children, 1970, 1975, 1978 and 1980. All
of my children look Italian like my husband except my daughter
who was born in 1978. She had blond curly hair and blue eyes (I have blue eyes
but not blond hair). People have commented since she was about 2 years old and joked about "where did she come from".
Since she heard this all her life and was even
teased by her
brother and sisters as being adopted this really bothered her and
I decided to settle this once and for all and shut everyone
up. And yes she is our child.” - Anonymous
“My husband had always questioned whether my
stepson was actually his child as, according to the story, he and his first wife
had only had sex one time that final year of their troubled marriage. I felt
like my husband used this concern as an excuse for lavishing his attention on
his daughter, born three years before his son. His daughter had been spoiled
since the day she was born and I often found his son brushed aside. Having been
a "brushed aside" child myself I felt really sorry for the poor kid and grew
tired of hearing "Well, I don't even know if he's really my son..." I said to my
"what if you treat him this way his whole life just to find that he really IS
Let's find out so that you can either be justified in your actions or so you can
start to love your son the way a son needs to be loved." My husband agreed to
genetic testing but said that he was 90% sure that this boy was not his son. We
completed the test and found that this boy was INDEED his son. The boy was 6 at
the time. He has been able to spend the rest of his childhood as my husband's
son and my step daughter has had to deal with being one of two children and has
become a little less spoiled.
The change it’s
made in my husband's perception of his child was worth a million.
Going to GeneTree is probably the best thing that I ever
did for my stepchildren.”
- Dr. Hinojosa
“My son's father is a 31 year old truck driver who
thought he would never have a child of his own.
He was believed
to have been sterile. A picture of my children e-mailed to a High School friend
He finally had hope and a reason for living, yet was still cautious since he had
believed he was a father before and turned out he wasn't. After seeing this
little boy he knew he had a son, but confirming it with a paternity test still
needed to be done. When the results came in,
this man's dreams and hopes were answered.
It was official, he
was a dad. The one thing he thought he would never have, he got. I have never
known a person that deserved this more then him. He has missed out on almost 5
years of his son's life, but to see them together, you would never know it.
Thanks GeneTree for bringing a father and son together.”
testing is a rapidly growing practice that mixes
genealogy with DNA based
testing. These new applications are changing the way we look at ourselves, our family relationships, our origin and our future. The testimonials above capture
just a few of the reasons why someone would be interested in determining their relationship to another person, but there are more. Using the powerful methods of DNA fingerprinting we are capable of accurately and conclusively answering
questions needed to solve crimes, determine adultery, construct
, resolve immigration issues and identify people. It is the brave new age of DNA
testing that will not only uncover the keys to cures for disease, but leave us
with no place to hide.
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