Top Genealogy Websites To Find Ancestors
We are fascinated by the origin of things, more importantly so, our own. In every single one of us is that quintessential need to know where we came from, who our parents were. With the advent of Online databases for ancestry, it can be intimidating for someone who just started navigating that aspect of human life, to know where to start the search … Continue Reading
DNA Tests For Depression
In this new Millenium, DNA research has proven itself to be the best biological bold move when it comes to recapping health complications. In the continuing research to unravel the mysteries of depression, there has been the promise of a breakthrough, attributed in part to the hugely popular DNA test, which is being conducted for the first time, outside a medical facility.
Too many people who … Continue Reading
An introduction to DNA testing and its cost
Humans are a complex species. We do everything that other mammals do such as eat, reproduce and try our best to survive. Thanks to genome mapping and DNA testing, we now know that we share much of our DNA with other mammals and even certain fruits.
You may have heard the common trope that we share 50% of our genetic code … Continue Reading
An adoption is an act that expresses the feelings of love in both the adoptee and the adoptive parent(s). It is a gift of the inner heart and soul. Despite this, whether a child is adopted by parents who have waited for a long time to get their own but failed or a step-father who adopts children of his wife and names them his surname, the above situations paint an … Continue Reading
Silicon Valley sensation 23andMe, a genetic testing company that used to provide ancestry and health related data to consumers, is set to resume to provide this health related trait information again. Back in November of 2013, the Food and Drug Administration had stopped them from providing the health data due to potential false positives, so now two years later they are gearing up to sell their new test kits.… Continue Reading
Today, if you want a DNA test to determine your risk for certain illnesses such as Alzheimer’s or breast cancer, you have several options open to you. You can visit one of the many medical centers that offer DNA testing. Depending on exactly why you want the test, costs can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. This is not counting the time and cost of going … Continue Reading
The use of DNA testing for genealogical research became popular in the nineties with high profile cases being decided as a result of DNA use.
In certain cases, it was used to disprove relationships between people who had been long deceased. Cases like the last Czar of the Russian family and the Hemmings case both received considerable media attention.
This was the basis for genealogical research using DNA coming to … Continue Reading
If you’ve ever even considered DNA testing, it’s probably in the realms of TV fantasy. But getting your DNA tested has opened up recently as a viable market for a ton of reasons, only one of which is helping those who have been stripped of their identities recover it.
What can DNA testing do for the living?
We tend to think of DNA testing as the sort of thing … Continue Reading
23andMe Inc., a Silicon Valley genetic-testing-company has managed to raise US$ 115 million in the form of venture capital finance as it gets ready to launch a new product for its clients and also enlarge its drug-discovery portfolio.
The genetic-testing company officially announced that the huge amount of funds was obtained from Fidelity Management & -Research Company. The rest of the funding was contributed by New Enterprise Associates & … Continue Reading
The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA testing has been revolutionary to say the least. Today, people can quickly get their DNA tested for a wealth of information.
One of the most common uses of DNA testing is in uncovering family genealogy. Using consumer DNA testing services, individuals can now uncover their family lines going back several generations. One can identify his or her racial makeup, familial ties and geographical background.
There … Continue Reading