Identical Twins: Which Brother Is The Biological Father?

Let’s take it back to the basics in regards to identical twins … A very common question: “Do identical twins share the exact same genetic makeup?” General studies would say “YES! identical twins do indeed share identical DNA profiles.” But what if I told you that although identical twins come from the same fertilized egg, […]

4 Reasons Your Child’s DNA May Not Match Yours At Every Marker!

Here are (4) main reasons your child’s DNA may not match your DNA at every marker: (1) The match is from the other biological parent. (2) The match is related to both you and the parent of your child, but doesn’t share enough DNA with you to show on their genetic makeup. (3) The match […]

Can DNA Be Transferred With A Simple Handshake?

Did you know… A 10 second handshake can transfer one person’s DNA to another person or object, that the first person has never even touched before? According to forensic scientist Cynthia Cale, during a handshake experiment, a person who’d never picked up a knife, became the major source of DNA on the handle of the […]

Dubai Wants To DNA Test Its Millions of Residents to Prevent Genetic Disease

The city of Dubai is already incredibly advanced, and now they are planning to attempt to wipe out genetic diseases in their country. They have launched a project called the Dubai 10X Initiative where they hope to end diseases due to genetic disorders and create customized treatment plans. A government organization is planning to create […]

How Accurately Can Scientists Reconstruct A Persons Face With DNA?

DNA already helps us predict certain traits like hair color, eye color, and skin color. But what would you do if you found out that scientists are well on their way to being able to completely (and accurately) reconstruct your face? And all from genetic data…   Last year, a study was conducted where whole […]

MIND BLOWN: Scientists extract DNA from Seabiscuit’s Hooves!

I’m sure by now, you’ve heard of the name Seabiscuit. If not, Seabiscuit was a racehorse. But not just any racehorse, a racehorse that would become the greatest rags-to-riches stories of the Depression era. But, Seabiscuit wasn’t always a strong racehorse. He was incredibly lazy — he preferred to sleep and eat, rather than exercise. […]

Why does every cell in our body contain DNA?

Not every cell in our bodies actually contain DNA. There is typically a lack of DNA in our mature red blood cells and cornified cells which are found in hair, skin, and our nails. These cells don’t contain a nucleus.   It turns out, our red blood cells are actually trained to destroy their cells […]

Technically, Can DNA Change Over Time?

DNA is our genetic makeup; it’s what makes us — us. So, does DNA change over time? The short answer is YES.   Our DNA actually changes as we get older. And it actually changes quite a bit. The changing in our DNA is actually a part of the process called DNA methylation. DNA methylation […]

Why does every cell in our body contain DNA?

Not every cell in our bodies actually contain DNA. There is typically a lack of DNA in our mature red blood cells and cornified cells which are found in hair, skin, and our nails. These cells don’t contain a nucleus.   It turns out, our red blood cells are actually trained to destroy their cells […]

DNA Pop Quiz

Question 1: Who discovered a substance that was later named “Nucleic Acid” in 1869?   Question 2: What year was the first sheep cloned?   Question 3: What are adenine, cytosine, guanine, & thiamine also known as?   Question 4: The term “double helix” refers to what?   Question 5 (multiple choice): Which part of […]