A seeming greedy Ugandan woman who may have set her eyes on being one of the top society ladies has been ripped naked by an outcome of a DNA test.
DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid, which is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce. These instructions are found inside every cell and are passed down from parents to their offspring.
According Africa Fact Zone, the woman whose name was withheld, took her husband to court over what she described as inability to provide financial support for their child. She then prayed the court to help her out.
She got what she exactly wanted after the court in its ruling granted her full rights to the man’s property and business.
The man who was not happy with the court decision later dragged his wife for a DNA test. The outcome has left a very sour taste in the mouth. The test result said the man is not the biological father of the child.
Scientists say DNA is made up of molecules called nucleotides. Each nucleotide contains a phosphate group, a sugar group and a nitrogen base. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine (A), thymine (T), guanine (G) and cytosine (C).
Nucleotides are attached together to form two long strands that spiral to create a structure called a double helix. If you think of the double-helix structure as a ladder, the phosphate and sugar molecules would be the sides, while the base pairs would be the rungs. The bases on one strand pair with the bases on another strand: Adenine pairs with thymine (A-T), and guanine pairs with cytosine (G-C).
Human DNA is made up of around 3 billion base pairs, and more than 99% of those bases are the same in all people, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM).
Similar to the way the order of letters in the alphabet can be used to form words, the order of nitrogen bases in a DNA sequence forms genes, which, in the language of the cell, tell cells how to make proteins.
The shorthand for this process is that genes “encode” proteins. But DNA is not the direct template for protein production. To make a protein, the cell makes a copy of the gene, using not DNA but ribonucleic acid, or RNA.
This RNA copy, called messenger RNA, tells the cell’s protein-making machinery which amino acids to string together into a protein, according to “Biochemistry” (W. H. Freeman and Company, 2002).
DNA molecules are long — so long, in fact, that they can’t fit into cells without the right packaging. To fit inside cells, DNA is coiled tightly to form structures called chromosomes. Each chromosome contains a single DNA molecule. Humans have 23 pairs of chromosomes, which are found inside each cell’s nucleus.