Activity Level Could Be Linked To Cell Age

In a study at multiple U.S. universities, funded by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, it’s recently been reported that women who lead a sedentary lifestyle could have faster aging cells than those who exercise on a regular basis. Continue reading “Activity Level Could Be Linked To Cell Age” »

What Do Your Genes Really Determine?

Genes are the basic heredity unit for everything about you from your hair, eye and skin color to how you write, cross your arms and sneeze. The Human Genome Project estimated humans have between 20,000 and 25,000 genes. Most are the same through all people, it’s only about 1 percent of the total that are unique; these alleles are what distinguished our different physical attributes.

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Prenatal Paternity Testing

DNA paternity testing is not just a matter of determining a fetus’ biological father, there are many benefits of having a legally admissible test. All you have to do is find a AABB testing facility. Continue reading “Prenatal Paternity Testing” »

What Can DNA Testing Change?

We are all much more than we appear. Recently, the travel site Momondo has started a campaign encouraging people to get DNA tests. The data provided is thought to encourage people to travel to areas where they have ancestry and, in turn, allow them see a new way of living and thinking. Continue reading “What Can DNA Testing Change?” »

DNA Relationship Testing for Immigrant Visas

In many instances, individuals have gone through a lot to get to America and they won’t have any sort of documentation to prove that they have family here. Genetic testing is a great tool to verify biological relationship in conjunction with an immigration visa application. Commonly tested relationships are paternity, maternity, full or half siblings. Continue reading “DNA Relationship Testing for Immigrant Visas” »

Will Gene Scanning Newborns Help or Hinder Their Future?

With genetic testing getting cheaper, scientists with the BabySeq project want to start offering testing to newborn babies. As well as interest in the study of genetics, scientists want to see what happens when parents know their child’s DNA blueprint right off the bat. Continue reading “Will Gene Scanning Newborns Help or Hinder Their Future?” »

Could This DNA Test Be the Answer to Addiction?

So many addicts know all too well that addiction is a family disease and if you are genetically predisposed your risk is higher than those who are not. The risk becomes even higher for opiate addicts because one unsuspecting opiate pain prescription could get you hooked. Continue reading “Could This DNA Test Be the Answer to Addiction?” »

5 Mental Illnesses That Share Genes

A study published by The Lancet highlights a connection between five mental illness disorders and DNA. The findings make it imperative than ever for people to undergo a mental health screening, especially if their DNA predisposes them for one of these conditions. Continue reading “5 Mental Illnesses That Share Genes” »

Babies By Design: More Harm Than Good?

With stories of 3 parent babies recently appearing in media reports, the topic of gene editing is being more widely debated. Currently, most prospective parents seem interested in gene editing to alleviate the dangers of disease. If technological advances with gene editing and 3 parent babies continue, then there may soon be more ways for doctors to design baby DNA. However, this question is controversial. Continue reading “Babies By Design: More Harm Than Good?” »

You’re Just Like Your Father: Our DNA Makeup

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “You’re just like your father!” And in fact, science shows that this is partially true. Continue reading “You’re Just Like Your Father: Our DNA Makeup” »