DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

November 16, 2019 - General

These days it’s easy to resolve questions about paternity with over-the-counter test kits. Now, researchers have put DNA evidence together with long-term genealogical data to explore similar questions of biological fatherhood on a broad scale among people living in parts of Western Europe over the last 500 years.

Credit: Getty ImagesThe findings reported in Current Biology yielded some surprises. While the number of so-called…

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