Can a Paternity Test be Faked?

There are very few ways for a paternity test to be faked. If the blood or saliva is taken at the DNA testing facility, the results will be accurate. ... read more »

Paternity Testing and Cord Blood

In cases where paternity testing needs to be completed as soon after birth as possible, the umbilical cord blood can be used in blood DNA paternity testing. ... read more »

Fetal DNA Changes Persistent

The womb is supposed to be the safest place on earth for the fetus, but what if maternal choices cause DNA changes that affect offspring for a lifetime? That's just what researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health recently reported. ... read more »

Children Born to Guys Over 40 May Live Longer Lives

 It appears that the children and grandchildren of men who become fathers between the late 30s and early 50s live longer lives than children born to younger dads. ... read more »

How Changes in DNA Can Affect Your Infant’s Health

In a recent study conducted at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health, it was discovered that DNA methylation happens prenatally and can affect infant health even after birth. ... read more »