How is Prenatal Paternity Test Processed?

  What exactly is a prenatal paternity test and what are their processing times?   Prenatal paternity tests, also known as Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test (NIPP), is a non-invasive paternity test that you can take before birth. Did you know that over 40% of the births taking place in the United States are to single…

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What is DNA Digital Storage?

If you’ve read any scientific articles lately, you may be hearing a lot about DNA digital data storage. Small companies are doing it. Scientists are doing. Even Microsoft is doing it. So what exactly is it?   DNA digital data storage refers to the storing of digital data in the base sequence of DNA. So…

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Can Prescription Medication Cause A False Positive?

Before you take a drug test, it’s important to answer the following question: Can prescription medication cause a false positive? The short answer — yes.   Here’s a list of medications that can cause a false positive: Amitriptyline — can test positive for LSD Bupropion (generic Wellbutrin) — can test positive for amphetamine, methamphetamine, and…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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