DNA & Genetic Testing

  • Why Mouth Lining Scrapings Are Used for DNA Analysis

    Why are mouth lining scrapings used for DNA analysis? The reason for this preference is the several advantages of using the mouth lining scrapings or buccal swabs. This information will elaborate on these advantages, including the disadvantages.
    By efrontiers December 25, 2010 

  • Collecting the DNA of Deceased People in the US

    Since the late 1990s, organizations and governments have promoted a movement for the US collecting DNA of deceased people. This genetic information is useful in scientific research, genealogy and simply a comforting element for survivors.
    By Jason C. Chavis November 19, 2010 

  • What is the Ames Test?

    Are you seeking easy-to-understand information on the Ames test? If so, you have come to the right place.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen September 9, 2010 


  • Complex DNA Sequencing Test for Combined Tuberous Sclerosis

    In this article a combined tuberous sclerosis complex DNA sequencing test will be discussed. Some background information about the condition and the testing strategy will be provided.
    By Finn Orfano August 6, 2010 

  • Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling

    Has your doctor recommended percutaneous umbilical blood sampling? If so, read on to learn more about this procedure and the possible risks.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 28, 2010 

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling Purpose and Procedure

    If you are considering chorionic villus sampling read on to learn more about what it is, the risks, and what the results mean.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 28, 2010 


  • Genetic Disorders and Antisense Technology

    Antisense technology is still in its infancy, but may prove to be one of the most important breakthroughs in the battle with genetic disorders and diseases.
    By Jason C. Chavis July 27, 2010 

  • The Basics of Genetic Testing Procedures

    If you have been considering genetic testing you should take some time to learn more about it. Learning about the various genetic testing procedures will allow you to make the most informed decision.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen July 26, 2010 

  • Who Invented DNA Fingerprinting?

    Sir Alec Jeffreys was the scientist who invented DNA fingerprinting and it has revolutionised forensic science and society. It is a powerful technology that's helped to solve thousands of crimes as well as resolving paternity and immigration disputes...
    By Paul Arnold July 22, 2010 

  • How DNA Evidence Can Be Faked

    DNA fingerprinting is a powerful technology that's been used on thousands of occasions to convict criminals and exonerate the innocent. But, according to a team of researchers in Israel it is now possible to fake DNA fingerprinting evidence. What...
    By Paul Arnold July 22, 2010 
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