What is a DNA Mutation?

Often times during the DNA testing process, a mutation can occur. When testing parties find out that a mutation occurred during their DNA test, their initial reaction is to panic, thinking that something has gone terribly wrong with their test…But thats not necessarily true .. So you’re probably asking yourself .. “What is a mutation?”…

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Mind Blowing DNA Facts!

Dioxyribonucleic Acid, better known as DNA, is our own unique genetic code in this thing we call life … DNA can be found in every cell in our body, and believe it or not, all living organisms have DNA as well. Check out some of these interesting DNA facts that may fascinate you! Humans have…

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Paternity Testing Home Kits from the Drugstore?

What could possibly be more life changing than having a baby? Well, probably finding out that the baby isn’t actually yours. In the past few years, store-bought paternity tests have become more and more readily available; but the question is: Are they readily available to provide you with reliable answers??? The test kits alone are…

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Are Cheek Swab Samples and Blood Samples the Same?

To answer that question simply, YES. When it comes to DNA testing, there are (2) common methods of collecting samples; buccal swab (cheek swab) or blood. What many people don’t know is, the results obtained when extracting DNA by swab or blood are EXACTLY the same. Here’s a few reasons why a cheek swab sample…

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Know the Truth

Questions such as: “Is this really my child?” or “Is the man I’ve called “dad” for the past 20 years, really my father?”, cross the minds of thousands of people on a daily basis.

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The Reality of Forensics

Forensic Files, NCIS, C.S.I, Bones, and Dexter, are just a few well-known and highly anticipated shows on television today.

When watching these suspenseful shows, surely the question of “is this fact or fiction” comes to mind. Are these shows strictly for your entertainment value? Or can these hair-raising crime investigations contribute anything helpful to your understanding of forensic science.

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