DNA & Genetic Testing

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  • Results of 23andMe Genetic Testing Called Into Question

    The FDA has recently forced 23andMe to stop selling their DTC genetic testing product due to concerns about the accuracy and false marketing. Learn more about how 23andMe performs their tests and see if you can trust their accuracy.
    By Kim Ledingham December 19, 2013 

  • DNA: Structure, Function, and Regulation

    Venture deep inside the nucleus to explore the structure and function of DNA. The molecule's structure is key to its function and replication, and it controls its own replication and transcription in a way that is both simple and highly complicated...
    By Emma Lloyd October 21, 2011 

  • The Use of DNA Profiling in the Justice System

    Shows about forensic crime-fighting with DNA are a big hit on TV, but they usually skimp on the details. If you’ve ever wondered just how DNA profiling works, and how it’s used in the justice system, this collection of articles is a great...
    By Emma Lloyd October 14, 2011 


  • Crime Scene DNA Quiz

    DNA fingerprinting is the cutting edge of criminal forensics and by cutting edge I mean sometimes it seems like you should be reading it in a science fiction novel instead of a police report. Take a stab at our DNA fingerprinting quiz and see if you have...
    By KennethSleight September 29, 2011 

  • An Introduction to Human Chimeras

    In some ancient mythologies chimeras were incredible beasts with a lion's head and a serpent's tail, a composite of two or more creatures. Human chimeras do exist, but they are nowhere near as fantastical. In fact the reality is rather more prosaic...
    By Paul Arnold September 8, 2011 

  • Genetic Testing for Talents: Is It Feasible?

    Genetic testing is already being marketed to predict talents and potentials of young children. But there are skepticism in the scientific community on the feasibility of these tests. This information hopes to shed light on the feasibility of genetic testing...
    By efrontiers July 5, 2011 


  • More Reliable Genetic Testing for Diseases

    Currently, testing for genetic disorders can only identify a very small percentage of the 15,000 known ones. However, a new test is on the horizon that has the potential to screen for nearly every kind of genetic disease.
    By Paul Arnold July 5, 2011 

  • Identifying the Last Missing Children of the Romanov Family

    Learn about the use of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to bring closure to one of the world's most notorious mysteries - the last two children of the Romanov royal family.
    By KM July 5, 2011 

  • Ethical Issues in Genetic Screening

    Genetic screening can provide valuable information regarding a person's propencity for disease; however there are ethical issues involved with genetic screening.
    By Superbwriter June 29, 2011 

  • How is Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) Used in Forensics

    Are you wondering how mitochondrial DNA is used in forensics? Read on for an introduction into this exciting branch of science.
    By KM June 27, 2011 
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