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An Ancestry Mystery: The Beaker Folk

An Ancestry Mystery: The Beaker Folk

  The amount of knowledge we have amassed about the history and movement of man really is incredible, and we only have this knowledge because of the painstaking ancestry research done over recent generations by dedicated academics, archaeologists, geneticists,...

The Discovery of the DNA Double Helix: What It Means to Us All

The Discovery of the DNA Double Helix: What It Means to Us All

Discovering the DNA Double Helix Structure In the 1950’s, two exceptionally talented scientists, Francis Crick and James Watson, building on the earlier work of their colleague Rosalind Franklin, discovered the DNA double helix:  a structure containing the blueprint...

Human Cloning: Would You Do It?

Human Cloning: Would You Do It?

For quite some time it has been possible to clone human embryos, and doctors have been collecting stem cells to use in genetic treatments for many of the most challenging medical conditions. There have been a number of rather fanciful films made about the subject, but...

DNA Testing for Ancestry and Lineage: Is It for You?

DNA Testing for Ancestry and Lineage: Is It for You?

It seems a natural part of the human condition to be preoccupied with our ancestors and our history. We all want to know where we came from and how we got to where we are now. DNA testing for ancestry makes it possible to go further back in our family histories than...

Lifestyle DNA Tests and You

Lifestyle DNA Tests and You

Lifestyle and your DNA When we think of DNA and genetic science, a few things immediately spring to mind: disease modification and treatment, forensic problem-solving, and relationship testing—just to name a few. Sometime in the future, genetic science is going to...

Expecting and Stressed? How a UK Prenatal Paternity Test Can Help

Expecting and Stressed? How a UK Prenatal Paternity Test Can Help

Finding out that you are pregnant is a hugely emotional experience for any woman. Reactions can vary from joy to shock and concern and every other emotion in between. With the sudden surge of hormones that pregnancy brings, every woman knows that she may experience a...

The Ins and Outs of DNA in just 10 Minutes

The Ins and Outs of DNA in just 10 Minutes

DNA is now a part of everyday language, but how much do we really know or understand about it? What does it tells about each of us? Understanding DNA in 10 minutes might seem tricky but it’s not impossible. Tom Ireland of Focus University has written a potted...

DNA Testing: Swabs vs. Blood Samples

DNA Testing: Swabs vs. Blood Samples

The two most popular ways for labs to collect samples for DNA testing are blood samples and cheek swabs. The DNA testing results from extracting DNA-rich cells using either method are exactly the same, only there are differences in how the two samples are processed....

How Long Does it Take to Get Paternity Test Results?

How Long Does it Take to Get Paternity Test Results?

If you are wondering how long it takes to get the results back from a DNA paternity test, the answer can vary, depending on which lab you choose. While some DNA labs can provide results in 4-5 days, others can take 3-12 weeks or in some cases, longer! Most people are...

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