DNA Fingerprinting

Have you ever been fingerprinted? For a job? A volunteering opportunity? Or just out of curiosity? If you want to learn more about DNA fingerprinting and why it’s important, keep on reading below. DNA fingerprinting is a test that helps identify and evaluate the genetic information that is found in DNA. The test is used…

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Black and White Twins: Fact or Fiction?

You may have seen pictures or heard stories where “twins” look completely different. One has blonde hair, while the other is a brunette. One is very tall, while the other is on the shorter side. One is black, while the other is white — wait what? How is this possible? “Twins who look so different…

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DNA And Saliva

If you’ve ever gotten a DNA test, you may know, there are numerous ways to collect your DNA. One of those ways is through collecting your saliva. How exactly are DNA & saliva connected? Read on to find out more. 1) The majority of DNA found in saliva is of human origin: The majority of…

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3 Famous DNA Crime Cases!

Earl Washington Jr. In 1984, Earl Washington Jr., was wrongfully convicted for the rape and murder of Rebecca Lynn Williams and received the death penalty. Washington was only 22 years old and would go on to serve 17 years in prison. With just over a week before his execution, he was given a stay, and…

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What is RNA?

Ribonucleic acid, or RNA, is extremely essential to your health, yet it doesn’t get nearly as much attention as DNA. What exactly is RNA and why is it so beneficial? Read below to find out more!   RNA is a copy, or a transcription, of DNA. Everyone knows that DNA holds all of the information…

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Are They Cheating?

We’ve all been there in our relationships when the doubt starts to creep in. Who are they texting? Why do they keep coming home from the office so “late?” Are they cheating on me? Roughly 60% of all individuals involved in a relationship will engage in infidelity at some point. The thought of a significant…

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DNA Basics

What does DNA stand for? DNA stands for deoxyribonucleic acid.   What is DNA made up of? Your DNA is made up of a string of molecules called nucleotides. Each nucleotide has it’s own phosphate group, nitrogen base, and sugar group. The four types of nitrogen bases are adenine, thymine, guanine, and cytosine and they…

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What Makes Us Human?

What makes us human? What makes us different from other species that are roaming the Earth with us?   All species have their own sequence of DNA; meaning every species has their own genetic makeup that differentiates them from other species. So what in our DNA sets us apart from other animals?   Let’s use…

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DNA Keywords

There’s a lot to learn when it comes to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), but learning some key words & phrases may be easier than you think. We’ve put together a list of DNA key words, along with their definitions, guaranteed to teach you a thing or two.   DNA: a long linear polymer found in the…

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5 Interesting Twin Facts!

Do you want to know the truth about identical twins? Keep reading to find out five truths about twins. Perhaps you will learn a thing or two. Truth One: Their parents can tell them apart. We’re sure that from the back, it can be challenging to tell who is who – but when parents of…

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