Paternity Analysis when the Putative Father is Missing: First Case in Chile

    Volume 44, Issue 3 (May 1999)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Aguirre, E
    Laboratorio de Biología Molecular, Depto. de Laboratorios, Servicio Médico Legal, Ministerio de Justicia, Santiago,

    Moreno, F
    Laboratorio de Biología Molecular, Depto. de Laboratorios, Servicio Médico Legal, Ministerio de Justicia, Santiago,

    Jorquera, H
    Laboratorio de Biología Molecular, Depto. de Laboratorios, Servicio Médico Legal, Ministerio de Justicia, Santiago,

    Cifuentes, L
    Programa de Genética Humana, Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile, Santiago 7,

    (Received 30 June 1998; accepted 28 September 1998)

    Abstract

    Genetic marker analysis is a powerful tool for solving paternity-related problems when the putative father is missing. This report describes the first time this approach was employed in Chile to solve such a problem. In the case presented, the alleged father was missing as a result of the political detentions that took place in Chile during 1973. It was not possible to obtain any biological sample from him because he was missing. Thus, the case was resolved by means of genetic marker analysis of the alleged father's close relatives.


    Paper ID: JFS14521J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS14521J

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    Title Paternity Analysis when the Putative Father is Missing: First Case in Chile
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    Committee E30