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The University of Buea now runs DNA test

Updated: Jul 30, 2022

The University of Buea in the Southwest Region of Cameroon is currently the lone center to run DNA tests in the country at the moment.

The aim of the DNA test, we have been informed is to ascertain the paternity/maternity of children to help the state to fight crime.

Associate professor, Cho-Ngwa, head of UB's Biotechnology Unit at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular biology, says in three days it is possible to get the results of a DNA test thanks to advance research made by the institution.

According to the professor, the test is guarded by regulation, adding it precedes a court judgment for paternity.

A DNA test could actually be done at the consensual request of the parents without a court request.

According to the professor, the cost-benefit of DNA tests to the state is nil, given the state wants happy families that will lead to a happy village and happy country.

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