Have you ever wanted to know how DNA is formed? Who discovered it, what it stands for? (Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid) Learn all about the building blocks of genes and how genetic testing works with informative articles written by doctors, scientists and researchers who make complex material simple.
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.
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.
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 place to start.
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 what it takes to be a real life CSI.
Genetic screening can provide valuable information regarding a person’s propencity for disease; however there are ethical issues involved with genetic screening.
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.
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 between the two.
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 and how they are performed.
As genetic knowledge increases, so do the questions that can be asked. One of the most often heard ones is: ‘What are the genetic influences on intelligence testing results?’ This article discusses this question.
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.