DNA Bioscience is a DNA testing company offering a DNA paternity testing service in the United Kingdom. It was founded in 2003[1] and ended within two years.

The company gained much press in 2005 when the UK politician David Blunkett bought shares in the company, shortly after which he became Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. He failed to declare his interest in the company, which ultimately led to his resignation from the Cabinet in November 2005.[2]

The company went into liquidation on 8 December 2005[3][2] and was bought by an American-based DNA testing laboratory.[4]

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  1. ^ "DNA Bioscience Brings Breakthrough in Home DNA Testing". PR Newswire. 8 August 2003. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b Antony Barnett and Tania Branigan "DNA company that Blunkett backed heads for collapse", The Guardian, 9 December 2005
  3. ^ Rosie Murray-West "Blunkett could lose £15,000 as DNA company faces insolvency", The Daily Telegraph, 10 December 2005
  4. ^ "Debts force Blunkett DNA test company to halt trading", The Times, 12 December 2005 (subscription needed)

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