Posted on | November 18, 2011 | Comments Off
Justin Bieber, one of the biggest names in the current pop scene, has recently been involved in a paternity testing lawsuit. But the 20 year girl who had originally filed the paternity lawsuit has withdrawn it and things might be settled out of court- if that is, Justin Bieber agrees to it. It seems many are hopeful that paternity test results will clear the claims.
Justin’s legal team and Mariah Yeater’s lawyer seem to be sorting something out so as not to have to go through the courts; it seems the paternity DNA test will still be carried out. Back in July, Yeater gave birth to the baby boy she claimed Beiber had fathered. She named the child Tristan. Mariah and Bieber had a brief affair following a concert. Bieber who is is currently dating Selena Gomez has consistently denied the allegations made by Yeater claiming he never even met her.
Justin Bieber lawsuit: How is a paternity test carried out?
DNA sampling for a paternity test is nowadays carried out using oral swabs. Oral swabs are rubbed inside the mouth to collect cheek cells. The quantity of cheek cells in such a sample is of course smaller than a blood draw, but today’s advanced DNA analysis techniques ( a technique known as polymerase chain reaction) allow scientists to work with very small quantities of DNA.
Once the DNA profile has been extracted for the alleged father, child and mother paternity can be confirmed or excluded. If the DNA profiles of the alleged father and the child show a perfect match with all genetic markers corresponding, then without shadow of a doubt, the man in question is the biological father of the child. The paternity testing case involving Justin Bieber has still not reached a resolution. A paternity test will undoubtedly solve any claims.