DNA & Genetic Testing

  • Equine Color Genetics - How Horses Get Their Color

    Understanding how equine color genetics work has helped horse breeders breed horses with specific colors and patterns. Various horse colors result from the effects of a combination of base coat colors, dilution genes and modifier genes.
    By Sonal Panse May 3, 2010 

  • Non-invasive Prenatal Diagnosis: Alternatives to Amniocentesis or Chorionic Villus Sampling

    Prenatal testing is routinely offered to pregnant women in many countries to determine abnormalities in the fetus. Prenatal diagnosis allows women to make informed decisions about whether to continue with a pregnancy. However, up until recently, testing...
    By niknak March 31, 2010 

  • The Definition of DNA Stutter

    In order to answer the question, "What is DNA Stutter?" it is important to understand DNA basics and DNA testing. Discover the basics about DNA, how DNA stutter occurs and what can be done about it.
    By DaniellaNicole February 28, 2010 


  • Could Genetic Engineering Bring Back Neanderthal Man?

    Since ideas about bringing back extinct species were first presented to the public in the late 20th century, a number of researchers and geneticists have endeavored to map the genomes that could make this theory a possibility. One of these species is...
    By Jason C. Chavis February 20, 2010 

  • Information on Mitochondrial DNA Sequencing Validation Summary

    Mitochondrial DNA technology has exciting applications in science, anthropology, and other fields. Learn more about mitochondrial DNA sequencing validation summary.
    By R. Elizabeth C. Kitchen January 31, 2010 

  • The Y Chromosome - A Look at Haplogroup T

    Passed down through the paternal line, the Y chromosome haplogroup T DNA was considered unique to people of Arab and African descent. It has also been found, however, in European and American men. The spread of Islam or trading in ancient times may explain...
    By Sonal Panse January 31, 2010 


  • Identifying Genetic Links with Identical Twins Studies

    Learn how identical twins have provided insight to the genetic causes of disorders by reading about the genetic research of identical twins.
    By Elizabeth Stannard Gromisch January 31, 2010 

  • DNA Tribes and Ethnoancestry

    Want to know, based on genetic evidence, where you come from? Do you suspect you may have an European ancestry, or do you have some American native background? Learn about DNA Tribes and Ethnoancestry, two biotech companies that can help you get...
    By Rafael January 31, 2010 

  • Three More Innovative Uses for DNA Fingerprinting

    DNA fingerprinting is not just deployed to hunt down criminals. The pioneering technology has also been used to study the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls and to help save endangered species.
    By ushasista January 21, 2010 

  • Stars of the Science Field: Frederick Sanger

    Frederick Sanger is one of the most famous scientists in genetics, having twice won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. He established the amino acid sequence that identified a greater understanding of the polypeptides of insulin. Much of Sanger's research...
    By Jason C. Chavis December 31, 2009 
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