A teenage girl found lifeless in a shallow grave near San Francisco’s Lake Merced more than 43 years ago has finally been identified through DNA analysis.
The victim, who became known over the years as Jane Doe No. 40, was positively identified as 14-year-old Judy Gifford, her family learned last month.
A night of infidelity for a mother in southeastern China has been discovered following a DNA test which revealed that her twin sons were born to two different fathers.
The shocking result came to light after the mother, who lives in Xiamen, requested for a paternity test in fulfillment of her sons’ birth registration requirements.
A man has finally been reunited with his parents after being kidnapped as a child 31 years ago in Guizhou, China.
The man, Qin Yujie, whose given name was Cheng Xueping, was snatched from a construction site where his parents, Cheng Jiguang and Gaolingzhen, were working in 1988.
Chinese parents are reportedly seeking the “talent testing” services of local genetic companies in an apparent bid to identify which fields their children can excel at.
Clinics from genetic firms, which claim to find children’s hidden talents in their DNA, have recently been sprouting up in cities such as Shenzhen.
A pair of identical twins who were separated at birth in South Korea found each other in the U.S. 33 years later after using the same DNA testing service.
Left tied to a pole, Amanda Dunford was found by a street vendor, while Katey Bennett was left in a basket on the steps of an orphanage.
A man in Crawfordsville, Indiana, got the biggest surprise of his life when a DNA test connected him to an unknown sister who lived in the Philippines.
In December, Jane DeGrand sent Chris Livesay a message on Facebook with a match to the Livesay family tree from Ancestry DNA, an online DNA testing service.
A female infant who died about 11,500 years ago is shedding light on the Asian origins of Native Americans thanks to her DNA.
In a new study published on Nature, researchers decoded the infant’s complete DNA set and estimated the timing of key events in the ancestral history of Native Americans and indigenous communities in North, Central and South America.
Authorities in Thailand are resorting to a DNA test to determine the rightful winner of the nearly $1 million (30 million Thai baht) lottery prize after two individuals stepped up to claim it.
One of the claimants, 50-year-old teacher Preecha Kraikruan said he lost the five winning lottery tickets, which were later claimed by 62-year-old retired policeman Charoon Wimon.
China’s massive DNA database has successfully facilitated the reunion of kidnapped children and their parents, according to local media.
Seven victims reconnected with their families in a special ceremony organized by the Department of Public Security in Nanchong, Sichuan Province, on Dec. 27, Xinhua reported.
China has began preparing for the mass collection of DNA samples from the native Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region, according to humans rights observers.
Xinjiang police told the Associated Press that they’ve started purchasing more than $8.7 million worth of equipment to analyze the DNA samples, including voice-print collection and 3D portrait systems.