What Form of Paternity Testing is Best for Me?

There is a variety of paternity testing available to help parents confirm the paternity of a child. Today we’ll take a look at your paternity testing options. Each method has its pros and cons, so you should be aware of all the facts.

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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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How Can a Genealogy Hobby Help Police Catch a Killer?

Most people take up bowling or pottery for hobbies, but there is a group of people who enjoy genetic genealogy to help them to relax. Thanks to these hobbyists, breakthroughs have been made in some of the most famous cold cases in the United States.  Continue reading “How Can a Genealogy Hobby Help Police Catch a Killer?” »

Can’t Beat the Test With Synthetic Urine Anymore

Anyone applying for a new job may find the pre-employment drug screen to be daunting. If you’re considering the benefits of fooling the drug test with a quick detox kit or synthetic urine, you may want to reconsider.  Continue reading “Can’t Beat the Test With Synthetic Urine Anymore” »

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” »

Can You Test for DNA Without a Father or Without His Knowledge?

DNA testing determines the identity of a child’s father. These tests are usually conducted with the suspected father’s knowledge and participation, like when paternity confirmation is required for child support or custody purposes. Continue reading “Can You Test for DNA Without a Father or Without His Knowledge?” »

How do Genes Affect Child Development?

 

Nature vs. nurture has been an eternal debate between genetic predisposition to behaviors versus how parents, communities, or other key individuals shape a child’s upbringing. Genes don’t just play a role in determining appearance and behavior. They can also affect a child’s development.

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Gain Peace of Mind With Infidelity DNA Testing

 

Scandals in past years, such as the Ashley Madison website leak, have only pointed out the unfortunate fact that many people do not take marriage vows seriously.

People are the victims of infidelity every day, and unlike the spouses of Ashley Madison users, they can’t rely on hackers to expose their partners’ indiscretions.

This doesn’t mean that these people can’t prove their suspicions about their partners’ cheating. We offer accurate, confidential infidelity testing for those who need proof of partner infidelity.

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DNA Testing for Inheritance Claims

Losing loved ones is never easy and an already emotional time can become completely overwhelming when legal matters get involved. It can seem like people come out of the woodwork claiming that they’re biological relatives of your loved one, and they deserve some of what they claim to be rightfully theirs.

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3 Ways DNA Samples Can be Compromised

If you are wanting to get a DNA test, it is likely for one of two reasons: to satisfy your own curiosity or to use as evidence in a court case. While you want reliable results in both situations, accuracy is especially crucial in legal cases, where the results can have serious consequences.

Because DNA test results have to follow the chain of custody procedure to be allowed in court, not all DNA tests are legally admissible. Only DNA tests that have a thoroughly documented chain of custody can be used in court. This requirement prevents DNA tests from becoming compromised, which usually happens in one of three ways.

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