Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : DNA Technology

An Examination Of The Use Of Dna Technology In Paternity Disputes

Harikumar Pallathadka

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 6, Pages 3163-3172

The 21st Century has brought about new advancements in science and technology,
especially in DNA Technology. These advancements have found their way into paternity
disputes in the form of DNA tests for determining paternity. However, while the science
might be precise in its objective, the law regarding the validity and utility of DNA testing is
not. DNA tests are not new and are more widely used due to their accuracy and ease of
availability. But, the stance of Indian courts on its use and the excessive use of Sec. 112
of the Indian Evidence Act has proved to be insufficient in addressing the issue as DNA
tests continue to gain momentum. The Indian legal system must cope with the influx of
scientific and technological advancements to prevent the misuse of DNA tests.