What Does “AABB Accredited” Stand For?

AABB (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks) is known throughout the world as the leading accrediting institution for relationship DNA testing.   So what exactly does this mean?   Whenever your DNA tests are sent to the laboratory, you can be assured that the laboratory will be handling your tests with top…

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Can Twins Have Different Biological Fathers?

Although not very common, fraternal twins can not only be conceived at two different times (i.e. a day or two apart), but they can also have different fathers. This happens when a woman who has ovulated with multiple eggs has sexual intercourse with one man and conceives and then has sex with another man and…

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5 Surprising Facts About Forensic Science

  Teeth are typically the most reliable identifiers when it comes to identifying a corpse. Teeth are bones, and bones last a long time so that’s why teeth are typically used to identify bodies — they are correct around 93% of the time. Did you know that hair roots can help identify gender? Hair found…

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How Long Can DNA Last?

There have been numerous stories about forensics cases that were solved decades later. These types of stories may have you asking, “how long can DNA last?” The answer may surprise you.   DNA degrades over time, but depending on how it is preserves, it can still last a long time. So what is a long…

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Is the Y-Chromosome Disappearing?

For millions of years, our chromosomes have been telling us what we are. Women have two strong X chromosomes (XX) while men have one X and one Y chromosome (XY). But as time has been going on, the Y chromosome has slowly been disappearing leaving men with a strong X chromosome, but a weak Y…

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Fun Facts About Fraternal Twins

  Did you know that unlike identical twins, fraternal twins actually develop from two completely different eggs & sperm. Identical twins are formed when a fertilized egg splits into two after conception, while fraternal twins never came from the same egg and sperm to begin with. Fraternal twins don’t share the same DNA like identical…

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5 Interesting Facts about Physicist Stephen Hawking

We’re going to start towards the beginning of his life for this fact. Did you know that Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease when he was only 21 years old? Lou Gehrig’s disease is a neurological disease that causes patients to lose control of their voluntary muscles. He initially was told that he…

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What is GPS Origins Testing?

What exactly is GPS Origins testing? Are you ready to pinpoint your ancestry (down to the CITY) with the strongest type of DNA test available? These types of tests offer DNA results that go above and beyond to provide specific insight into your own personal DNA data — most times spanning over 1,000 years.  …

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