Non-paternity and prenatal genetic screening

  title={Non-paternity and prenatal genetic screening},
  author={Sally Macintyre and A. Sooman},
  journal={The Lancet},

Demographic correlates of paternity confidence and pregnancy outcomes among Albuquerque men.

Using self-reported data on paternity confidence in 3,360 pregnancies reported by men living in Albuquerque, New Mexico, it is found that low paternity confidence is more common among unmarried couples and for unplanned pregnancies, and that men are more likely not to state paternity confidence if a pregnancy is unplanned.

Surnames and the Y chromosome.

A randomly ascertained sample of males with the surname "Sykes" was typed with four Y-chromosome microsatellites, which points to a single surname founder for extant Sykes males, even though written sources had predicted multiple origins.

Estimating the influence of body mass index (BMI) on mortality using offspring BMI as an instrumental variable

Analyses using offspring BMI as a proxy for parental BMI suggest that the apparent adverse consequences of low BMI are considerably overestimated and adverse consequencesof overweight are underestimated in conventional epidemiological studies.

Relational Uncertainty

  • H. Euler
  • Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science
  • 2021

The frequency of misattributed paternity in Sweden is low and decreasing: A nationwide cohort study

The occurrence of misattributed paternity has consequences throughout society with implications ranging from inheritance and royal succession to transplantation. However, its frequency in Sweden is

Grandparental Investment

Testosterone‐dependent facial and body traits predict men's sociosexual attitudes and behaviors

This work investigated the relationship of muscle mass and facial masculinity with attitudes and behaviors reflecting ST and LT mating tactics and considered condition‐dependent traits reflecting the effects of testosterone.

Association between parental autoimmune disease and atopic dermatitis in their offspring: a matched case–control study

A large number of patients with atopic dermatitis in their children have parents who have suffered from atopic disease themselves, and the associations between this disease and their parents' autoimmune diseases are unknown.

Genetic Diagnosis of Renal Diseases: Basic Concepts and Testing

The overarching goals for this chapter were to first convince clinicians “already overloaded with information” that learning about genomics is a worthwhile investment that will pay dividends in the short-term, while at the same time providing an accessible port of entry into this complex field.



Identification of the cystic fibrosis gene: genetic analysis.

Extended haplotype data based on DNA markers closely linked to the putative disease gene locus suggest that the remainder of the cystic fibrosis mutant gene pool consists of multiple, different mutations.

Mismatches in genetic markers in a large family study.

Investigation of the frequency and implications of non-agreement, or mismatches, between observed and expected genetic marker phenotypes of husbands, wives, and children suggested that approximately 2.3% of the 2,839 tested children from these families were probably the result of infidelity, concealed adoption, or another event.

Elements of medical genetics

Elements of medical genetics , Elements of medical genetics , کتابخانه مرکزی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی ایران

The cystic fibrosis gene: medical and social implications for heterozygote detection.

Implementation of population screening should be delayed until pilot studies that demonstrate its safety and effectiveness are completed, and preconception testing should be offered to adult relatives of cystic fibrosis patients as part of a comprehensive program following institutional review board approval.

A Critical Examination of the Reputed Primary Influence of ABO Phenotype on Fertility and Sex Ratio

  • J. Edwards
  • Medicine
    British journal of preventive & social medicine
  • 1957
Within the last decade, statistical evidence has accumulated that the ABO blood groups have selective influences other than those due to mis matched or unavailable transfusions, and an in creasing

Expected and observed proportion of subjects excluded from paternity by blood phenotypes of a child and its mother in a sample of 171 families.

The proportion of exclusion for a given mother-child pair is the proportion of males excluded from the paternity of this child of a known mother and may be calculated given both the child's and