Man’s DNA Replaced By His Donors After Transplant

A recent New York Times article reported that Chris Long (a bone marrow transplant recipient) learned that “Swabs of his lips and cheeks contained his DNA — but also that of his donor.” 

This is the exact reason that Mawi DNA Technologies has always chosen to focus on buccal cells, a surrogate cell to major organs of the body for non-invasive collection for non-invasive collection as better alternative to spit/saliva and blood which in both, white bloods cells are predominantly the source of the DNA.

View the complete NY Times article in this link, When a DNA Test Says You’re a Younger Man, Who Lives 5,000 Miles Away.

For more information about our views on this topic visit our President, Dr. Bassam El-Fahmawi, PhD’s article about Saliva Collection on LinkedIn.