DNA test

noun

: a test that examines DNA and that is used to identify someone or to show that people are relatives

Examples of DNA test in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hunter Biden initially denied the claim, but a DNA test proved otherwise. Maressa Brown, Parents, 19 Mar. 2024 So, in 2018, Hammons paid $99 for a DNA test through the genealogy website Ancestry. Daniel Gonzalez, The Arizona Republic, 26 Feb. 2024 The case went unsolved until a DNA test linked Misch to skin cells found underneath Duey’s fingernails in 2003, prosecutors said. Nate Gartrell, The Mercury News, 14 Feb. 2024 Now more than three-quarters of a century later, a researcher exploring the history of those kids prompted Koray to take a DNA test, and Hellman received an alert of a second cousin. Sam Brock, NBC News, 27 Jan. 2024 The following month, a DNA test revealed that his youngest brother, Sufyan, also had the same disease-causing mutation. Megan Molteni, STAT, 5 Feb. 2024 But charges in her killing were delayed, pending DNA test results on a hair recovered from her remains, and the grand jury in the case continued its work. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, 16 Jan. 2024 Years after the attack, a family member of Mark Thompson Hunter took a DNA test and uploaded the results to a publicly accessible site — one that law enforcement authorities are expressly allowed to access. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Jan. 2024 Upon the release of The Curious Case of Natalia Grace: Natalia Speaks and a DNA test that seemingly confirmed the protagonist's age after years of speculation, Natalia Grace's wild story is making headlines once again. Corin Cesaric, Peoplemag, 4 Jan. 2024

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“DNA test.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/DNA%20test. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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