DNA & Genetic Testing

  • Genetic Engineering without Introducing New Genes

    Since the genetic engineering of plants began in the 1980s, the common form of modifying an organism has been to introduce new genes. However, during the early part of the 21st century, a number of scientists found ways to modify existing genes to create...
    By Jason C. Chavis June 27, 2011 

  • What Is Eugenics?

    When one hears the term “eugenics” horrid images of WWII Germany come to mind, as well as the racist campaigns of the United States to prevent the mixing of what was at the time considered “inferior” black blood with “superior”...
    By dgemmellaro May 26, 2011 

  • What Diseases Can Be Detected Through Genetic Testing?

    DNA testing for genetic health risks has benefits, but it also has some disadvantages. Learn what they are so you can decide if you should pursue testing.
    By Superbwriter May 23, 2011 


  • The Benefits of Non-Invasive Sampling Techniques for Wildlife Conservation

    Traditional wildlife conservation research was often accused of having negative impacts on endangered species through excessive handling and techniques that could alter animal behavior. Non-invasive sampling techniques help soften the blow that conservation...
    By dgemmellaro May 22, 2011 

  • What is Amplification Refractory Mutation System?

    Besides being the up and coming way to detect mutations in DNA, what exactly is amplification refractory mutation system? How is the procedure helping individuals today?
    By Blaise Wellesley May 20, 2011 

  • Genetic Discrimination and the BRCA1 Gene

    Have you been turned down for health insurance or employment because of a genetic mutation in your medical history? You're not alone. Read more about genetic discrimination and how it affects people with a mutation of the BRCA1 gene.
    By Leigh A. Zaykoski May 17, 2011 


  • Tracking Down Offenders with the DNA of their Relatives

    DNA fingerprinting was first used in a criminal investigation in 1986. Since then it's been used to crack thousands of cases all over the world. The technology has also been extended to use the DNA of family members to track down an offender.
    By Paul Arnold May 6, 2011 

  • Prevention of Heart Attack Via Genetic Testing for Statins

    Statins are often used as cholesterol-lowering agents. Therefore, they diminish the risk of developing cardiovascular conditions. This article discusses genetic testing for statins and prevention of a heart attack.
    By Finn Orfano April 14, 2011 

  • Genetic Screening vs. Genetic Testing

    There is a comparison genetic screening vs. genetic testing because both of these terms are often interchanged in terms of their meaning. What are the differences in genetic testing vs. genetic screening? This information will elucidate on the distinction...
    By efrontiers March 25, 2011 

  • Genetic Testing for Learning Disabilities

    Genetic testing for learning disabilities is used to determine if an unborn child will have a disability. The tests can prepare parents on how to provide support for the child's disability. In this article you will learn about the genetic tests available...
    By Finn Orfano March 20, 2011 
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