The Paternity Test

  • Filename: the-paternity-test.
  • ISBN: 9780299290030
  • Release Date: 2012-09-27
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Michael Lowenthal
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres



Having a baby to save a marriage—it’s the oldest of clichés. But what if the marriage at risk is a gay one, and having a baby involves a surrogate mother? Pat Faunce is a faltering romantic, a former poetry major who now writes textbooks. A decade into his relationship with Stu, an airline pilot from a fraught Jewish family, he fears he’s losing Stu to other men—and losing himself in their “no rules” arrangement. Yearning for a baby and a deeper commitment, he pressures Stu to move from Manhattan to Cape Cod, to the cottage where Pat spent boyhood summers. As they struggle to adjust to their new life, they enlist a surrogate: Debora, a charismatic Brazilian immigrant, married to Danny, an American carpenter. Gradually, Pat and Debora bond, drawn together by the logistics of getting pregnant and away from their spouses. Pat gets caught between loyalties—to Stu and his family, to Debora, to his own potent desires—and wonders: is he fit to be a father? In one of the first novels to explore the experience of gay men seeking a child through surrogacy, Michael Lowenthal writes passionately about marriages and mistakes, loyalty and betrayal, and about how our drive to create families can complicate the ones we already have. The Paternity Test is a provocative look at the new “family values.”

The Paternity Test

  • Filename: the-paternity-test.
  • ISBN: 9781460395462
  • Release Date: 2016-04-25
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Sherryl Woods
  • Publisher: MIRA



The Paternity Test by Sherryl Woods released on Apr 25, 2016 is available now for purchase.

The Paternity Test

  • Filename: the-paternity-test.
  • ISBN: 9780299290030
  • Release Date: 2012-09-27
  • Number of pages: 278
  • Author: Michael Lowenthal
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Pres



Having a baby to save a marriage—it’s the oldest of clichés. But what if the marriage at risk is a gay one, and having a baby involves a surrogate mother? Pat Faunce is a faltering romantic, a former poetry major who now writes textbooks. A decade into his relationship with Stu, an airline pilot from a fraught Jewish family, he fears he’s losing Stu to other men—and losing himself in their “no rules” arrangement. Yearning for a baby and a deeper commitment, he pressures Stu to move from Manhattan to Cape Cod, to the cottage where Pat spent boyhood summers. As they struggle to adjust to their new life, they enlist a surrogate: Debora, a charismatic Brazilian immigrant, married to Danny, an American carpenter. Gradually, Pat and Debora bond, drawn together by the logistics of getting pregnant and away from their spouses. Pat gets caught between loyalties—to Stu and his family, to Debora, to his own potent desires—and wonders: is he fit to be a father? In one of the first novels to explore the experience of gay men seeking a child through surrogacy, Michael Lowenthal writes passionately about marriages and mistakes, loyalty and betrayal, and about how our drive to create families can complicate the ones we already have. The Paternity Test is a provocative look at the new “family values.”

Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation Second Edition

  • Filename: forensic-dna-evidence-interpretation-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9781482258929
  • Release Date: 2016-04-21
  • Number of pages: 496
  • Author: John S. Buckleton
  • Publisher: CRC Press



Now in its second edition, Forensic DNA Evidence Interpretation is the most comprehensive resource for DNA casework available today. Written by leaders in the fields of biology and statistics, including a contribution from Peter Gill, the father of DNA analysis, the book emphasizes the interpretation of test results and provides the necessary formulae in an easily accessible manner. This latest edition is fully updated and includes current and emerging techniques in this fast-moving field. The book begins by reviewing all pertinent biology, and then provides information on every aspect of DNA analysis. This includes modern interpretation methods and contemporary population genetic models available for estimating DNA frequencies or likelihood ratios. Following a chapter on procedures for validating databases, the text presents overviews and performance assessments of both modern sampling uncertainty methods and current paternity testing techniques, including new guidelines on paternity testing in alignment with the International Society for Forensic Genetics. Later chapters discuss the latest methods for mixture analysis, LCN (ultra trace) analysis and non-autosomal (mito, X, and Y) DNA analysis. The text concludes with an overview of procedures for disaster victim identification and information on DNA intelligence databases. Highlights of the second edition include: New information about PCR processes, heterozygote balance and back and forward stuttering New information on the interpretation of low template DNA, drop models and continuous models Additional coverage of lineage marker subpopulation effects, mixtures and combinations with autosomal markers This authoritative book provides a link among the biological, forensic, and interpretative domains of the DNA profiling field. It continues to serve as an invaluable resource that allows forensic scientists, technicians, molecular biologists and attorneys to use forensic DNA evidence to its greatest potential.

DNA Fingerprinting State of the Science

  • Filename: dna-fingerprinting-state-of-the-science.
  • ISBN: 9783034885836
  • Release Date: 2013-03-07
  • Number of pages: 468
  • Author: Sergio D. Pena
  • Publisher: Springer



DNA fingerprinting had a well-defined birthday. In the March 7, 1985 issue of Nature, Alec Jeffreys and coworkers described the first develop ment ofmu1tilocus probes capable of simultaneously revealing hypervari ability at many loci in the human genome and called the procedure DNA fingerprinting. It was a royal birth in the best British tradition. In a few months the emerging technique had permitted the denouement of hith erto insoluble immigration and paternity disputes and was already heralded as a major revolution in forensic sciences. In the next year (October, 1986) DNA fingerprinting made a dramatic entree in criminal investigations with the Enderby murder case, whose story eventually was turned into a best-selling book ("The Blooding" by Joseph Wambaugh). Today DNA typing systems are routinely used in public and commercial forensic laboratories in at least 25 different countries and have replaced conventional protein markers as the methods of choice for solving paternity disputes and criminal cases. Moreover, DNA fingerprinting has emerged as a new domain of intense scientific activity, with myriad applications in just about every imaginable territory of life sciences. The Second International Conference on DNA Fingerprinting, which was held in Belo Horizonte, Brazil in November of 1992, was a clear proof of this.

The Paternity Proposition

  • Filename: the-paternity-proposition.
  • ISBN: 9780373731589
  • Release Date: 2012-03-06
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Merline Lovelace
  • Publisher: Harlequin



Includes the novella by Susan Mallery, The sheik's virgin (p. [167]-255).

The Stranger in My Genes

  • Filename: the-stranger-in-my-genes.
  • ISBN: 9780880823500
  • Release Date: 2016-09-06
  • Number of pages: 196
  • Author: Bill Griffeth
  • Publisher: New England Historic Genealogical Society



Bill Griffeth, longtime genealogy buff, takes a DNA test that has an unexpected outcome: "If the results were correct, it meant that the family tree I had spent years documenting was not my own." Bill undertakes a quest to solve the mystery of his origins, which shakes his sense of identity. As he takes us on his journey, we learn about choices made by his ancestors, parents, and others - and we see Bill measure and weigh his own difficult choices as he confronts the past.

Paternity testing

  • Filename: paternity-testing.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015008073044
  • Release Date: 1978-12
  • Number of pages: 155
  • Author: American Association of Blood Banks. Committee on Technical Workshops
  • Publisher:



I Am Not the Father

  • Filename: i-am-not-the-father.
  • ISBN: 9781426937033
  • Release Date: 2010-07
  • Number of pages: 112
  • Author: M. L. Matthews
  • Publisher: Trafford Publishing



Explores the relationships and reactions of four men falsely accused of paternity and suggests strategies for avoiding similar situations.

Paternity Establishment

  • Filename: paternity-establishment.
  • ISBN: 1590335104
  • Release Date: 2003
  • Number of pages: 59
  • Author: Carmen Solomon-Fears
  • Publisher: Nova Publishers



Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in children born out of wedlock. Such a situation is of great concern because the poorest demographic group in America is children in single-parent families, which puts great strain on the welfare rolls and adversely impacts the economy. And one should not neglect the influence on the children, who often go through life without a father. Everyone who fathers a child is obligated to at least contribute financially to child support, rather than dodge that responsibility. Consequently, the government has increased its efforts in child support enforcement by establishing paternities through DNA tests and attempting, with the aid of state and local agencies, to apprehend so-called 'dead-beat dads'. This book presents background information on paternity establishment and its process, while describing several relevant federal programs and policy options. Included are analyses of genetic testing and the legislative history of this issue. With the increase in single-parent families and the problems they face, the topic of paternity establishment holds great importance to today's society, and this book is a valuable tool in understanding the facts around the issue.

Wildlife DNA Analysis

  • Filename: wildlife-dna-analysis.
  • ISBN: 9781118496527
  • Release Date: 2013-03-27
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Adrian Linacre
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



Clearly structured throughout, the introduction highlights the different types of crime where these techniques are regularly used. This chapter includes a discussion as to who performs forensic wildlife examinations, the standardisation and validation of methods, and the role of the expert witness in this type of alleged crime. This is followed by a detailed section on the science behind DNA typing including the problems in isolating DNA from trace material and subsequent genetic analysis are also covered. The book then undertakes a comprehensive review of species testing using DNA, including a step-by-step guide to sequence comparisons. A comparison of the different markers used in species testing highlights the criteria for a genetic marker. A full set of case histories illustrates the use of the different markers used. The book details the use of genetic markers to link two or more hairs/feather/leaves/needles to the same individual organism and the software used in population assignment. The problems and possibilities in isolating markers, along with the construction of allele databases are discussed in this chapter. The book concludes with evaluation and reporting of genetic evidence in wildlife forensic science illustrated by examples of witness statements.

Who Is Really Who

  • Filename: who-is-really-who.
  • ISBN: 1844542262
  • Release Date: 2006
  • Number of pages: 190
  • Author: Avi Lasarow
  • Publisher: Blake Publishing



Are you unsure of the biological relationship between you and someone in your family, yet unsure how to proceed in establishing the truth? Then look no further than this complete guide to the most accurate and safe method of attaining complete peace of mind. The need to establish who is the biological father of a child arises in many situations, some pleasant, some less so. But whatever our reasons for undergoing such a test, we need to feel sure of what we are getting into and be certain that we are receiving the best treatment. This clear, no-nonsense book covers every aspect of the process, explaining: What is a DNA test, and how accurate is it? Emotional and legal aspects of the process; Marital disputes and immigration rights; and Sibling, grandparent and extended family testing. This book is a required reading for anyone interested in a fascinating field of science that can change the way we live for the better.

Gender Families and State

  • Filename: gender-families-and-state.
  • ISBN: 0847683729
  • Release Date: 1997
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Jyl J. Josephson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield



This examination of the relationship between families and the state uses child support policy as a lens of analysis. It presents the origins, evolution and organization of federal child support policies and shows how some policies expand government and social control over the beneficiaries.

Joint Birth Registration

  • Filename: joint-birth-registration.
  • ISBN: 0101729324
  • Release Date: 2008-01-01
  • Number of pages: 38
  • Author:
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office



This White Paper (Cm. 7293, Joint Birth Registration: Recording Responsibility, ISBN 9780101729321) sets out changes to the law in England and Wales to make joint birth registration a legal requirement for all unmarried parents unless this is decided by the registrar to be impossible, impracticable or unreasonable. The White Paper also sets out a series of non-legislative measures to promote and support joint birth registration and changes that give mothers a right to insist that the father acknowledges his responsibilities to his child by registering on the birth certificate and equally it gives a father the new right to insist that he is registered. For the Green Paper on this subject see (Cm.7160, ISBN 9780101716024).

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