DNA Pop Quiz

Here’s a fun Pop Quiz to test your DNA Knowledge!   What are the outer strands of DNA made of? What do a series of 3 bases make? What is a chromosome made of? What is DNA made of? What is RNA made of? Who were the two men who established the structure of DNA?…

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Dominant Traits

What exactly is a dominant trait? Do you have them? Of course you do! A genetic trait is considered dominant when a person only has one copy of that gene, while a recessive trait is expressed only when two copies of the gene are present.   So what are some examples of dominant traits?  …

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Immigrant Visa Petitions & DNA Testing

Lately, immigration has been a huge topic in the United States. There’s a ton of talk about immigration and how to come over to the U.S. legally. Did you know that immigrants are often DNA tested to receive their immigration visas?   Individuals from all over the world seek immigrant visas when they are looking…

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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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