5 Celebrities Who’ve Done Ancestry DNA Testing

Oprah Winfrey. Oprah is probably the BIGGEST celebrity to ever have her DNA analyzed. Back in 2006, Winfrey appeared on the PBS documentary African American Lives and found out that her heritage can be traced back to Kpelle people than reside in what is now known as Liberia. 2.     Ellen Degeneres. Did you know that […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Declaration of Paternity

So you’re ready to establish and declare paternity. How exactly do you go about this?   First and foremost, you need to understand your reasons for establishing paternity. If a child is born out of wedlock, there is no “presumption” as to who the father is. It’s important to establish paternity because the father will […]

What is DNA Cloning?

If you’ve read any of our blogs on our website, then you would know that DNA is capable of doing many things. DNA is vital for providing instructions needed to make the proteins that are essential for our health. Since our DNA is so vital to our wellbeing, there are many researchers that a committed […]

What is the DNA Identification Act?

You may have heard of the DNA Identification Act of 1994, but what exactly is it and what does it do?   The DNA Identification Act of 1994 essentially created a national index of DNA identification records of all people convicted of crimes, DNA samples that have been collected from various crime scenes, and analyses […]

Murders Solved By DNA: Krystal Beslanowitch, 1995

Thanks to the constant advancements made in technology today, victims from unsolved murder cases of the past are finally getting some justice. Today, we are taking a look at a homicide that took place in 1995 in Utah.   Krystal Lynn Beslanowitch was only 17 years old when she was found bloodied, naked, and lying […]

What is a Genealogist?

What is a genealogist? Well according to Merriam-Webster, a genealogist is “a person who traces or studies the descent of persons or families.” That’s great — but what exactly does that mean?   Genealogists spend the vast majority of their time researching, both on and offline, in libraries, archives, and courthouses. They also spend time […]

Top 4 Ways to Obtain DNA

— Cheek Swab: Saliva can be used to test for paternity. Here are some pros for this type of testing. ● A large amount of DNA can be collected from a small amount of saliva. ● It’s a completely non-invasive test, meaning that there are no needles or any type of discomfort. — Blood Test: […]

Melanesians

Who are the Melanesians? The Melanesian people live in an area in the South Pacific Ocean, that is just northeast of Australia. Countries in this region include Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea, just to name a few. A recent discovery has been made in researching the DNA of the Melanesian people. […]

Keywords: Difference Between A ‘Probability’ and an ‘Accuracy’

When it comes to probability and accuracy in paternity tests, what is the difference? Also how can a paternity test or a DNA test be 100% accurate, yet the probability is only 99.99%? When it comes to the accuracy of DNA tests, this measure actually refers to the quality of the testing procedures used in […]

Fact or Fiction: Human DNA Contains Message From God?

There is a rumor floating around that human DNA contains a secret message from God. So what do you all think? Is this legit or is it just a hoax? If you’re leaning towards hoax, you’re correct! The easiest way to decode this fictional story, would be to turn and look at facts. According to […]