DNA testing to catch adulterers
MEXICO CITY: Suspect your significant other might be cheating on you? In Mexico, numerous laboratories are now offering a way to find out for sure – DNA tests.
“If someone thinks they are the victim of adultery, they can bring us underwear, a sheet, chewing gum, which provide testers with traces of sperm, saliva or hair,” said Jorge Guillen, director of one of the labs offering the service.
The test determines whether the DNA found on the sample corresponds to the client or someone else. The process takes up to six days and costs $200 to $500 dollars, Guillen said. DNA tests for private use are legal in Mexico. A 2008 study by a private research institute in Mexico found one in six Mexicans suspects their partners may be cheating on them.– Sapa-AP.