New test shows which bits of your DNA are from which biological parent

A test uses epigenetic marks on your DNA to determine which parts of your genome came from each biological parent

Humans 8 June 2022

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It is now possible to work out which parts of someone’s genome came from which biological parent via a genetic test

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A genetic technique can identify which parts of your genome came from your biological mother and which parts are from your biological father. The method could be useful in cases where an individual is carrying a disease-associated gene variant by helping to establish which other family members should consider undergoing screening for the gene.

“It’s a very, very cool study,” says Shai Carmi at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, …

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