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Experts suggest DNA tests should be done during pregnancy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts attending a dialogue on ethics in the use of emerging medical technologies for DNA testing have expressed need for a stringent policy that provides for doing paternity tests in early childhood or never. Speaking at a meeting held at Uganda Management Institute on …

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DNA: Health ministry launches guidelines for testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched new guidelines for paternity testing. The guidelines require laboratories across the country to among others apply for accreditation to be allowed to collect samples and also have staff that include a counselor or clinical psychologist on the team. …

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Health Ministry launches guidelines for DNA testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Health (MOH) has launched new guidelines for paternity testing. The guidelines require laboratories across the country to among others apply for accreditation to be allowed to collect samples and also have staff that include a counselor or clinical psychologist on the …

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GAL yet to complete DNA tests in Roswell Hospital case

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government Analytical Laboratory (GAL) is yet to complete DNA tests to establish the paternity of a four-month-old baby, who was allegedly detained by Roswell Women and Children’s Hospital due to unpaid medical bills, as revealed during a High Court hearing on Tuesday. Results …

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Police forensic lab gets nod to enter DNA testing market

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The government has approved the Uganda Police Force’s forensic laboratory for Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing, making it the third lab in the country to be authorized to conduct such examinations. This development comes amid a surge in demand for paternity testing, with men seeking …

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Mufti to convene college of Sheikhs to discuss DNA testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the controversy on DNA testing continues to perplex Ugandans, the Muslim community faces a dilemma with various scholars, Imams, and preachers expressing differing religious perspectives on its permissibility. This diversity of opinions has led to division among the faithful, leaving many unsure of which …

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Child rights activists raise concerns over DNA testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Child rights activists have expressed concern about the negative impact of DNA testing on the identities and citizenship of innocent children. The recent surge in DNA testing, particularly in cases where men discover that their presumed biological children are not related to them, has …

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Police warn against exposing children, home DNA Testing

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police have warned health facilities, parents, bloggers, and journalists regarding the exposure of children involved in Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) testing. According to the Police Spokesperson, Senior Commissioner of Police, Fred Enanga, numerous pictures and videos showing distressed children involved in DNA testing find …

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