Should You Get Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer?

Were you aware that at least 24% of women with ovarian cancer inherited some sort of genetic mutation? Since September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we have the perfect opportunity to discuss how getting tested to find out if you have an increased cancer risk could potentially result in you receiving life-saving treatment. Continue reading “Should You Get Genetic Testing for Breast and Ovarian Cancer?” »

Understand Your Rights as a Grandparent

The second Sunday in September is National Grandparents’ Day. We know you love your grandchildren, and it’s important to know what legal rights you have as a grandparent. Exactly what those rights entail vary based on your situation, and it varies from state to state. Missouri has its own regulations regarding grandparents visitation and even legal guardianship. Continue reading “Understand Your Rights as a Grandparent” »

What is AABB-Accredited DNA Testing & Why Does It Matter?

Due to the prevalence of mail-order DNA test kits, more people are trying to learn about their genetic background.

However, DIY DNA testing isn’t the most reliable despite the promises made by manufacturers. Let Test Smartly Labs explain what it means to be an AABB-accredited lab and why this accreditation is so important when it comes to DNA testing.

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Psoriasis Keys Are Found in Your DNA

Did you know that around 3% of the national population develops psoriasis? Scientists think that around 10% of the population has inherited genes that can lead to developing psoriasis.  Continue reading “Psoriasis Keys Are Found in Your DNA” »

Simple Ways to Learn More About Your Genetics

It is natural to be curious about your ancestors and where they once lived. Many families do not have extensive records of their history, leaving it to later generations with better technology to solve genealogical mysteries. Our modern tech makes it simpler to delve into the past and uncover the truth about our family origins. Today, Test Smartly Labs will share some easy tips to help you uncover your family’s secrets.

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Why Do I Need to Know about Y-DNA for My Testing?

As you get ready for family reunions and other events this summer, are you growing curious about your genetics?

Whether you’re just beginning your ancestry research or you have been delving into your family records for a while, it’s important that you understand the basics of DNA.

Explore Y-DNA with Test Smartly Labs, and learn how DNA testing can provide information gleaned from your Y-DNA.

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How Can DNA Testing Help with Genealogy Research?

There’s no better time to start a family project than the summer. Journeying to family reunions and gatherings can spark the imagination and begin an urge to explore one’s ancestry (even if you’re in no hurry to spend another 10 hours in the car with your bickering children and snoring spouse).  Continue reading “How Can DNA Testing Help with Genealogy Research?” »

What Can You Find with a DNA Test?

More than you’d think! DNA tests aren’t just gimmicks as seen on TV – they provide insights that tell us incredible stories about our genes. A wealth of ancestral and health questions can be answered, all thanks to Watson and Crick’s double-helix discovery in 1953. Continue reading “What Can You Find with a DNA Test?” »

Health Conditions Passed Down Through Your Genes

All of the hype around mail-in DNA test kits is for good reason. Testing your genetics for important markers can help you catch and treat health issues early, as well as help you figure out your best diet. Our DNA testing services are fast, accurate, and potentially lifesaving. Continue reading “Health Conditions Passed Down Through Your Genes” »