Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?

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Relative Crude Cover97.7% DNA match is overwhelming evidence of paternity. That explains why Eden Braverman, RN, vacillates with her capacity to trust her brother-in-law. Rachel Westbrook, the child’s mother, propels Eden on a journey to find the truth behind the DNA results and Rachel’s suspected ulterior motives. After all, Jarod Fairgate is a multimillionaire.

Eden suddenly finds her own life compromised with accusations of drugs, patient abuse, and the final insult, her sister’s murder. To find answers, she traverses a winding road of paternal sins and fraternal passions that will ultimately end with her fighting for her own life.

My name is Alida Chaney and I’ve been an RN for over 40 years and with the advent of DNA kits on the internet, I thought it would be interesting to investigate what happens if a DNA test could be wrong. Relative Crude does just that.

I hope you all would think that this possibility would peak your interest in reading this medical mystery. This is the first in a series of Eden Braverman books.

Relative Crude can be obtained from Outskirts Press or Come along with me and get to know a knowledgeable, sassy, no nonsense RN. The kind we all hope to be.

Please note, Relative Crude can be published directly from the author Alida Chaney at a discounted rate.

You can find more of Alida Chaney’s writing on her blog.

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1 thought on “Can a DNA Test Be Wrong?”

  1. Greg Mercer, MSN

    DNA tests can most certainly be wrong. Ask prosecutors in Massachusetts who now have to deal with years of cases handled by a lab tech who has recently admitted to various forms of fraud, including faking qualifications for her work and fudging results to help prosecutors. Results are only reliable at all to the extent that the poeple collecting, storing, and analyzing samples are trustworthy, not at all a given as we have seen much corruption, even given the dense secrecy and loyalty among police and prosecutors. In addition, crime labs work for prosecutors: not surprisingly, prosecutors have free access to all data, whereas many in prison have had to fight years, if they succeeded at all, to obtain access to DNA evidence proving them innocent. Until we do a better job with these toola, they may well do the justice system more harm than good.

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