The current techniques for paternity testing are using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP).

Paternity testing can now also be performed while the woman is still pregnant from a blood draw.

It is possible to determine who the biological father of the fetus is while the woman is still pregnant through procedures called chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis.

Choronic villus sampling (CVS) retrieves choronic villus (placental tissue) in either a transcervical or transabdominal manner.

Both CVS and Amnio require the pregnant woman to visit a genetic specialist known as a maternal fetal medicine specialist who will perform the procedure.

Current advances in genetic testing has led to the ability to determine who the biological father is while the woman is still pregnant through a non-invasive method.

Proving a relationship based on comparison of the mitochondrial genome is much easier than that based on the nuclear genome.

However, testing the mitochondrial genome can prove only if two individuals are related by common descent through maternal lines only from a common ancestor and is, thus, of limited value (for instance, it could not be used to test for paternity).

Tests can also determine the likelihood of someone being a biological grandparent to a grandchild.

Though genetic testing is the most reliable standard, older methods also exist, including ABO blood group typing, analysis of various other proteins and enzymes, or using human leukocyte antigen antigens.

The High Court in Lautoka has struck out and dismissed the application by the trustees of Air Terminal Services Employee Trust (ATSET), including Viliame Finau and Jai D Singh, against the Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji (CAAF), the Attorney-General on behalf of the Permanent Secretary for Economy, Air Terminal Services Limited (ATS), and the ATS company secretary.

A Fiji Link Nadi-Suva flight today faced an issue with the right hand engine shortly after takeoff and pilots were alerted to an engine fire and activated the fire extinguishing system on board to bring the situation under control.

If that was the case, then the genetic material of one individual could have been derived from that of the other (i.e. Besides the nuclear DNA in the nucleus, the mitochondria in the cells also have their own genetic material termed the mitochondrial DNA.