Can a member of the public or a medical researcher request the WA DNA Bank to supply a DNA sample for paternity testing?

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Can a member of the public or a medical researcher request the WA DNA Bank to supply a DNA sample for paternity testing?

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No. The WA DNA Bank does not release DNA without authorisation from the medical researcher who has deposited the DNA in the bank. The medical researcher would not, nor should not, request the DNA be used for paternity testing as this would breach the stringent ethics rules applying to their study.

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