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How And What DNA Testing Tells About Ancestry?

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The advancement in technology is allowing people to uncover information from hidden patterns to reveal the truth in present scenarios.

Advanced technologies in DNA Testing can help people to discover information about their genetic ancestry and find out where some of their ancestors came from.

There are many websites and companies who claim to offer data about family histories and can reveal a person’s family tree and ancestral homeland, but they are far from being accurate all the time. It is quite a long to go through a vast database of computerized records to tell you your “true” ancestry.… Continue Reading

Why DNA Testing Infallibility Is Questionable?

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DNA technology is one of the most reliable and accurate ways of drilling deeper into the truth when establishing a connection between evidence and a source. The technology has been accepted by the public and reinforced as the “gold standard” when it comes to justice.

It seems that no another forensic technique appears to beat DNA in presenting things the way they are. You will agree with me that DNA test results act as the most powerful propellant in our courtrooms today.… Continue Reading

Comparing AncestryDNA and 23andMe’s DNA Testing Services

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DNA ancestry tests are becoming more popular as more people go on the quest of discovering their roots and wider relations. DNA tests have made it easier for people to trace their family roots as well as get a rough idea of where their ancestors came from.

What makes these tests even more popular is the fact that several companies are offering commercial DNA testing services for those seeking to explore and discover their roots. Two of these companies are AncestryDNA and 23andMe. Below are a review and comparison of these two companies and the services they offer.… Continue Reading

How Much Do DNA Tests Cost in 2016?

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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 with bananas – although the similarities extend only to core cell functions. To anyone with eyes, it’s evident that human behavior is much more complex compared to other biological organisms.

We think, create and share. … Continue Reading

Looking For Your Birth Parents? Now DNA Samples Can Help.

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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 altruistic picture.

While it is obvious that love is a key role here, and neither of the participants would ever want to spur any painful and hurtful feelings, it is true that every human being … Continue Reading

23andMe Is Ready To Start Providing Health Data Again

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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.

After the FDA stopped them, the company was able to continue to offer ancestry information based on genetic data only, however 23andMe was not allowed to provide any data on non-medical traits like the color … Continue Reading

Fidelity Invests Into 23andMe.com

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.

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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 & Google Ventures {previous investors} as well as new investors like WuXi Healthcare Ventures & Casdin Capital. The financing significantly boosted its asset base. According to reliable sources, the company is currently valued at … Continue Reading