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
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
In ancestry research are so many questions often left unanswered regarding your family history, especially if you missed some key relatives in your tree.
Hence, the need for genealogy resources online.
Individuals who are abusing prescription drugs often have choices being made daily. They are making these choices because they are either addicted or just want to get or stay high. While every person has their own reasons, often it’s because their life isn’t in the place that they wish.Instead of changing it, they choose to be on drugs instead. While there could be different reasons, mainly it’s because they donèt … Continue Reading
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a reality in even the most developed society, and all sexually active people are at risk of contracting them.
As most of the STDs exist in the body without any symptoms manifesting, many go undetected, and this poses a … Continue Reading
Family genealogy research is something many struggle with, but for millions they don’t know anything about their ancestors.
This is a real shame, because our ancestors make us who we are. Hundreds of years may pass or even decades, but that doesn’t mean to say we should forget about our forefathers – we should take the time to get to know them.
Today, ancestry research has become a … Continue Reading