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Can a DNA test determine siblings?

Can a DNA test determine siblings?

DNA testing is the most scientific and accurate way to prove that two or more individuals are biologically related. Sibling DNA testing can establish whether brothers and sisters share the same mother and father, or share either the mother or the father. Full siblings...
Will Archie be a royal redhead?

Will Archie be a royal redhead?

With redheads making up approximately 1–2% of the world’s population, how likely is it that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s baby boy will have Harry’s ginger hair? English bookmakers Paddy Power gave odds of 23/10 on a redhead, earlier this year. That meant that if...
Kinship DNA test

Kinship DNA test

Kinship DNA testing is another term for sibling DNA testing. It’s a process whereby DNA technology is used to establish whether brothers and sisters share the same mother and father, or share either the mother or the father. Full siblings is the term given to siblings...
Blackfeet man’s DNA is oldest in Americas

Blackfeet man’s DNA is oldest in Americas

Darrell ‘Dusty’ Crawford of Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation was surprised to learn that his DNA placed his ancestors in the Americas about 17,000 years ago. He’d had his DNA tested through a company that aims to provide customers with a...
Could DNA testing verify Leonardo da Vinci’s hair?

Could DNA testing verify Leonardo da Vinci’s hair?

Two art historians are claiming to possess a lock of hair which belonged to Leonardo da Vinci. In the week that coincides with the 500th anniversary of da Vinci’s death, they plan on conducting DNA testing to confirm the identity of the hair’s owner. Leonardo da Vinci...
What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

What happens to my DNA samples after testing?

All DNA samples received at our laboratory are securely stored onsite. After testing, the samples are kept for 3 months and then destroyed by incineration. Our DNA testing services can be bought on-line from our website from just $119 and mailed direct to your home....
Test DNA before having children, urges Harvard professor

Test DNA before having children, urges Harvard professor

Couples should test each other’s DNA before starting a family to minimize the risk of inherited disease, according to a senior Harvard professor. And they may have to decide to stay childless. George Church has been a professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School...
Jack the Ripper identified by DNA testing

Jack the Ripper identified by DNA testing

Researchers say they have finally unmasked Jack the Ripper thanks to DNA testing. The infamous serial killer, who terrorized London in the late 1800s, has been identified as Aaron Kosminski. The 23-year-old Polish barber was the prime suspect at the time. He was named...
Baby with DNA from three people born in Greece

Baby with DNA from three people born in Greece

A baby with DNA from three people has been born following a controversial fertility treatment. The doctors behind the IVF treatment, from Greece and Spain, say it marks a historic advance. It is the first time that DNA from three people has been used to address...
DNA tests at border could verify immigrant families

DNA tests at border could verify immigrant families

An increase in falsified documents being used by migrants at the US–Mexico border could see the US government adopt a rapid DNA testing system. This would allow border officials to assess within 2 hours whether immigrants claiming to be in the same family are telling...