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DNA Fingerprinting - DNA Paternity Testing

Bankruptcy Financial Divorce Other Areas Samples Employment Site Info Miscellaneous DNA FINGERPRINTING - Paternity Testing DNA Fingerprinting is also known as DNA profiling or Genetic Fingerprinting.WHAT IS DNA?DNA is a Deoxyribonucleic acid discovered in 1869 which contains the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms, including some viruses.WHY IS DNA IMPORTANT?DNA profiling is currently been used for identifying criminals or victims and for paternity or maternity tests. Also, DNA fingerprinting is thought to be a sort of personal identifier [more...]

Date: 2010-01-25 08:00:00

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Iranian Y-DNA Project | Iranian.com

As well as tracing deep ancestry, the Iranian Y-Chromosome DNA Project serves a purpose for genetic genealogy. Most Iranian surnames have existed for only a couple of generations, meaning recent connections were severed once families moved to larger towns or cities and adopted different surnames from their immediate kin. I have already interacted a handful of times with the regular users on Iranian.Com and noted the enthusiasm of a few concerning genetic genealogy. My intentions are to inform the Iranian community of this opportunity, guide prospective participants through the process and [more...]

Date: 2010-08-30 00:16:14


DNA Testing and Genetic Profiles Help Avoid Broken Hearts Polls Reveal

Several states have DNA testing legislation with New York acting earlier this year to warn 31 genetic labs that they are in breach of state regulations and California ordering thirteen laboratories to cease operations. As GINA takes full force it is clear that confidence in the benefits of DNA analysis will grow.” Dr. Carey concluded, “The potential to avoid a broken heart through genetic dating, or a failed heart through early medical intervention is just to tempting to ignore.” The planned research will be carried over the Web and mobile research platform managed by morefocus media. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 00:18:04


Why Do People Use Ancestry DNA Testing?

Intermarrying has made it much more complicated for progeny to know where they are form. It is quite evident that they may have a question about their ancestral origin when they grow up. DNA heritage testing brings the answer. It helps them to expand the knowledge of their own family. Sean is an expert in biology, with a specialization in the science of evolution. This article is on Ancestry DNA Testing. You can read more articles on this subject from him at the following link: http://www.gene-tree.org This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 28th, 2010 at 8:19 pm and is filed under [more...]

Date: 2010-07-28 19:19:29


Ancestry DNA Testing| Information | homeDNAdirect.com.au Blog

Ancestry DNA testing: A General Overview Posted on | August 13, 2010 | No Comments There are many reasons to carry out ancestry DNA testing; ancestry testing can tell you so much about your history and ancestors, that which you cannot find out any other way than by doing such a test. The test will link you to your deep and far back geogenetic roots going back thousands and thousands of years. Moreover, it can help all the more those who are clueless or simply wish to know more about their ancestral origins. To trace you ancestral origins, you will be provided with an ancestry testing kit. [more...]

Date: 2010-08-13 10:50:48


Technology Review: A Family Mystery, Solved by a Genome

More than a dozen people who have had their genomes sequenced stand on stage in an R&D center near Boston. Billed as the last time all such people might fit in one room before the technology moves into the mainstream, the event doesn't quite include the whole group: actress Glenn Close and South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, among others, didn't make it. But those who did include James Watson, codiscoverer of the structure of DNA; Harvard historian Henry Louis Gates Jr.; entrepreneur Esther Dyson; and a smattering of leaders from gene-sequencing companies. Leaning against a wall at one end [more...]

Date: 2010-08-25 00:00:00


The Spittoon » What DTC Genetic Testing Can—and Can't—Tell You

Unknown genetic factors, as well as environment, are also important.  Additionally, because most research is conducted in populations with European ancestry, people from ethnic minorities get limited information from DTC genetic testing. Through its research, 23andMe is working to improve the information that all people can get from their DNA data.  Our 23andWe surveys allow everyone to contribute to work aimed at understanding some of the most basic facets of our biology, and have already resulted in the publication of a report in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.  Our Parkinson’s [more...]

Date: 2010-08-03 15:58:54


Date: 2010-09-11 21:43:59


WDSU's Norman Robinson Traces African Ancestry - New Orleans News ...

The tour has stops in 14 cities in 19 days to help African Americans discover their roots through DNA testing.Robinson had already submitted his DNA samples weeks earlier to African Ancestry President Gina Paige, and was prepared to learn about his roots for the first time in his life."Your ancestors were on the Amistad. I don't know you. I don't know if that fits your personality or not," Paige told Robinson."Oh yeah, I think they'd agree that fits my personality," Robinson said."Yeah, they weren't having it. They turned that ship around," Paige said.The story of the Amistad was featured on [more...]

Date: 2010-08-05 23:44:15


Technology Review: A Genetic Christmas Story

Some people may have received an unusual gift this holiday season: an ancestry testing kit that uses a small swab of DNA to shed light on near and ancient family history. It sounds, at first, like a novelty item. But the kit may provide long-term assistance to scientists who are hoping to track the history of the human race. In one project, spearheaded by National Geographic Society and IBM, participants buy a kit for $99.95, scrape some skin cells from the inside of their cheek, and send the samples in for analysis. Once the DNA is processed, participants learn their haplogroup -- the [more...]

Date: 2005-12-27 00:00:00


Dog DNA kits made available by Humane Society – Clarksville Leaf ...

Dog DNA kits made available by Humane SocietyClarksville Leaf ChronicleLearn the answers to your mixed breed dog’s ancestry and more by getting a DNA Breed Identification Kit from the Humane Society of Clarksville-Montgomery …Humane Society releases puppy mill report weeks before Proposition B vote KSDKNewcastle contracts with Humane Society Graham LeaderFido and Fluffy Are Waiting For You To Adopt Them! Action 3 News Los Angeles Times (blog)  - Media Newswire (press release)  - Examiner.comall 94 news articles » Share and Enjoy: Read the rest of this great post here This entry was [more...]

Date: 2010-10-06 10:03:04


Genealogy Blog - AfricanAncestry.com Unlocks Ancestral Roots of Dr ...

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons -- Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. Source & Full [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 20:14:00


Can an Indian DNA Test Find or Prove Native American Ancestry?

Their admixture report attempts to separate “Asian” ancestry into Indigenous American and East Asian components. This could be more useful for an Indian DNA test. But the population data is from relatively small samples. So the accuracy can be severely limited by statistical noise.NOTE: Those who have been around DNA testing for awhile will recognize this as the old DNA Print test licensed to a different company. DNA TribesAnother possibility for an Indian DNA test is DNA Tribes. They use a set of 21 autosomal markers, including the CODIS markers used by police in forensic investigations. [more...]

Date: 2010-03-12 16:15:35


Dog Breed | All Things Pets

What breed of dog that you think would work better to live in an apartment? I'm considering buying a dog / puppy and I currently live in an apartment. The dog may only for about 4-5 hours a day, so I want a race that does not bark much and annoy the neighbors while I'm gone. Also I want a dog that is not too active, but not too lazy (medium activity) and medium enterprises. Suggestions? Any stories from experience? What dogs do NOT recommend for this situation? Thanks! The smaller the larger apartment is the dog. BioPet DNA Breed Identification Kit $40.00 Easy – A brief swab of the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 20:39:10


Distinctions Between Obesity and Waist-Hip Ratio

deCODE employs its capabilities to develop DNA-based tests and personal genome scans to better understand individual risk and empower prevention. It licenses its tests, intellectual property and analytical tools to partners, and conducts genotyping, sequencing and data analysis for companies and research institutions around the globe. Through its CLIA- and CAP-certified laboratory deCODE offers DNA-based tests for gauging risk and empowering prevention of common diseases, including deCODE Glaucoma(TM); deCODE T2(TM) for type 2 diabetes; deCODE AF(TM) for atrial fibrillation and stroke; deCODE [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 18:15:07


DNA Tests

A maternity or paternity identification test is conducted to establish whether a person is the biological parent of another person. A test to prove paternity (whether a man is someone's father) is known as a paternity test; a test to prove maternity (whether a woman is someone's mother) is called a maternity test.Although paternity tests are more common than maternity tests, there may be circumstances in which the biological mother of the child is unclear. Examples include cases of an adopted child attempting to reunify with his or her biological mother, potential hospital mix-ups, and in [more...]

Date: 2009-06-24 10:45:00


Adelaide Residents Explore Their Ancient Ancestry With The ...

TheGenographic scientific team are collaborating with indigenous and traditional groups from around the world to analyse and interpret DNA samples. The public participation test is used to test 12 genetic ‘markers’ which reveals the deep ancestral history of the paternal or maternal lineage –dating back over as many as 2,000 generations. The genetic results are kept anonymous, although participants can see their own personal results online. Volunteers from the University of Adelaide, IBM and the Royal Institution of Australia will explain the Project and guide participants through the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:18:11


DNA Testing | We are all African | Mahala

If you could email your ancestors, what would you want to know? Family legend or delusions of grandeur may suggest you are royalty: A Nubian Princess, the fruit of Genghis Khan’s loins, or a descendant of Shaka Zulu’s warrior clan. You may be some, or all of those things, but most likely, you’re a mongrel. Up until last week I thought I was pretty vanilla. An average 5th generation white settler, much like, in terms of my genetic cocktail, any other rooinek. But then I did a DNA test. Not because I wanted to find out the obvious stuff, like where my Grandparents were born, but to [more...]

Date: 2010-06-18 07:00:15


The Genetic Genealogist | Article Review: “Bio Science: Genetic ...

Based on her research in this area, Dr. Nelson writes about the complex interpretation of the results of genetic genealogy testing by African-Americans and black British.  Rather than completely altering their preconceived biographical narratives based on the results of testing, many people struggle to mesh genetic results with these narratives.  From the abstract: “While there is some acquiescence to genetic thinking about ancestry, and by implication, ‘race’, among African-American and black British consumers of genetic genealogy testing, test-takers also adjudicate [more...]

Date: 2008-10-09 11:54:09


Buddy Gets a DNA Test

So, when I saw we had the BioPet Vet Lab DNA Breed Identification Kit For Dogs on our site, I ordered it right away. This was my chance to tell the world the particulars of Buddy’s ancestry. Everyone who knows Buddy is fairly certain he’s part Rottweiler, but what else…Labrador retriever? Perhaps some mastiff? Maybe a little boxer?  What could account for his slightly longer coat and fluffy tail? His dramatic coloring? His agility? When the kit came, I was delighted. I read through all the papers and saw that in the 63 breeds that are in their database, Rottweiler, Labrador retriever, [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 18:11:39


VDARE.com: Blog Articles » Henry Louis Gates on Malcolm Gladwell's ...

Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates is continuing his series of DNA and genealogical inquiries into the makeup of various celebrities. The usual pattern is that the celebrities turn out to be a little whiter than they had hoped. For example, Mexican-American actress Eva Longoria turned out to 70% European, which disappointed her because she thought she’d be more like 70% nonwhite. Now Gates has an article in The Root about New Yorker writer Malcolm Gladwell’s genealogy. Gladwell’s own discussions of his family tree (English on his father’s side, Northwest European, Jewish, and middle [more...]

Date: 2010-10-11 23:40:26


Law and Biosciences Blog | Should Mary Carmichael Get DTC Genetic ...

Mary Carmichael at Newsweek is running an interesting week-long series of posts about deciding whether or not to buy DTC genetic testing for herself.  Carmichael series She asked me to contribute an “about 300 word” post on “How do I know if I can trust the results and should I be worried about what I might find out?” Monday, I sent her both a 389 word version and a 300 word version. Tuesday, she sent me back a 308 word version for posting, which I accepted. Today (Wednesday), the Newsweek site has posted a 230 word version.  Carmichael:  Day 3 It captures much of what I wanted to [more...]

Date: 2010-08-04 17:22:14


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog: mtDNA of Yemeni and Ethiopian Jews

The way I see it, only a large-scale study of all global Jewish populations may uncover verified ancient Jewish lineages for both Y-chromosomes and mtDNA. The recent studies on Jews have uncovered several genetic sub-clusters of Jews, and only lineages that occur in 2 or more of these clusters, and preferably geographically separated ones have a strong claim of representing original Jewish lineages. There is a limit on what can be uncovered about the past from the study of living populations. American Journal of Physical Anthropology doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21360 Mitochondrial DNA reveals distinct [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 18:00:00


Tennesee "Fooled by Fraudulent Tribes"? - PowWows.com - Your ...

According to a press release on their website (“Local Cherokee Prove Jew Connection”), group members recently discovered through DNA testing that “Cherokee DNA is totally different from the Asian Native American tribes … Cherokees test European.” They are Ashkenazi Jews, a claim supported by a document from 3,700 B.C. that they keep in a vault in Lawrence County. They feel that to be without tribal recognition is anti-Semitic, “torture, worse than death,” and part of the “Great American Holocaust.” (They lament: “Leave it up to America to outdo Hitler in getting rid of [more...]

Date: 2010-07-26 18:27:40


Legendary Leaders and Ancestry

AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of DNA-based ancestry tracing for African Americans, recently revealed the paternal roots of King and Garvey through their sons — Martin Luther King III and Dr. Julius Garvey respectively – during a special DNA Reveal Dinner hosted by the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation’s African Policy Summit in Atlanta on Sept. 26. For the King Family, AfricanAncestry.com’s results complement the paper-trail research they’ve done on Dr. King’s paternal side, which traces to Ireland.  Martin Luther King III’s test also revealed his mother’s line, the late [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:47


Dallas Doings

Bennett Greenspan: discovering Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present another offering of its “Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series,” with acclaimed speaker and DNA expert, Bennett Greenspan.  The program will accompany the Dallas Jewish Historical Society’s Annual Meeting and board installation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 26 in the Zale Auditorium of the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. Bennett Greenspan will discuss researching Jewish history through the lens of DNA [more...]

Date: 2010-05-20 08:07:18


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: GeneTree is Now Out of Beta

A new Y-DNA genetic test enables individuals to research paternal line connections of a male relative, and complements GeneTree’s existing maternal line mtDNA test. Y-DNA results show ancestry and connections to DNA cousins within the past few hundred years.The opportunity to find and connect with “lost” or unknown extended family members through the world’s most extensive correlated genetic genealogy database is a compelling GeneTree feature. “My 82-year-old mother was almost in tears when I told her we had found a branch of our family that we had lost touch with long ago,” said [more...]

Date: 2009-03-09 18:36:04


Determining Family Connection and Ancestry, DNA Testing | A Guide ...

Using the DNA paternity testing will require you to apply to the DNA Labs online and they will normally send you a free DNA sample collection kit. After DNA testing and they have collected your DNA sample is sent to the DNA laboratory with the payment. Most home DNA testing for relationships such as paternity, maternity and establishing sibling relationship is often done; and this is divided into DNA testing used to satisfy peace of mind, and DNA testing to be used for legal proceedings. DNA test for peace of mind can be easily and quickly. Besides being affordable, you can use DNA testing at [more...]

Date: 2010-09-21 09:29:20


Booker Rising: Sierra Leone: The Ancestral Home Of Dr. King ...

Sign up to Booker Rising's RSS feed to receive updates in your feed reader or sign up with your email address below to receive the updates via email! Tests were done on their sons (which tests patrilineal genetic markers, or about 1% of a male's total genome). From Sierra Express Media (Sierra Leone): "Martin Luther King III, son of civil right leader Martin Luther King Jr. and Julius Garvey, who is the son of Marcus Garvey, are the latest African Americans to trace their DNA roots to the Mende people of Sierra Leone. Grey's Anatomy star Isaiah Washington became the first [more...]

Date: 2010-09-30 17:11:00


Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas | The Vegas Geek. Las ...

Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas News Source: Fox 5 Vegas Popularity: 1% Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS. Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam. *** SPAM IS AUTOMATICALLY DELEATED AND NEVER APPEARS *** Name (required) Mail (will not be published) (required) Website (optional) You can use these tags: This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.*** SPAM IS AUTOMATICALLY DELEATED AND NEVER APPEARS [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 00:24:05


Week of Winners Giveaway #6: GeneTree

What do you get when you combine mouth wash, genealogy, and science together in one package? The GeneTree DNA Test Kit* Are you saying, “Huh?” right about now? Well stick with me. When the folks at GeneTree approached me with this giveaway, my response was about the same. I mean, let’s face it–my experience with DNA would be limited to an evening with CSI Miami and Horatio Caine…hmmm…not a bad thought, but not where we’re headed. With the use of a simple mouthwash solution GeneTree will help you discover branches of your ancestry that you may never have know existed. GeneTree [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 06:20:28


Faces of America: Do we know ourselves as well as we think ...

Considering my personal fascination with history, genealogy and culture, the show was Saturday afternoon manna. I immediately began wondering how my pie chart would appear. From what I know, my ethnic breakdown goes something like this: Father—Swedish/European and a little bit of Choctaw Indian Mother—Puerto Rican (Spanish and Taino Indian) That’s what I’ve been told. That’s the narrative account by which I categorize my ancestry. But what if that was totally off base? What if I’m not who I always thought I was? For many of the participants, their ethnic pie chart results shook [more...]

Date: 2010-03-07 20:30:34


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Gene Test Mix-Up Creates ...

Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter The DAILY newsletter for genealogy consumers, packed with straight talk - hold the sugar coating - whether the vendors like it or not! This is the most popular online genealogy magazine in the world, as measured by Alexa. Having problems reading this site in Internet Explorer 8? That's because IE8 has a compatibility problem. To fix it, click on IE8's Compatibility Mode icon or else read the article at http://www.eogn.com/ie8_bug.html or upgrade to Internet Explorer version 9 beta 1 or switch to a real web browser, such as: Firefox, Chrome, or Opera. [more...]

Date: 2010-06-11 18:17:29


At Home DNA Testing | option trading strategies

The evolution of the test in past years has turned DNA testing into a popular tool for determining ancestry. The test also helps in determining if two people are related or descend from the same ancestor. Although DNA has been around for many years now, the cost has dropped enough to be affordable to average individuals interested in tracing their roots. Home DNA test kits can now be ordered over the Internet or through the mail at a cost of less than $ 300 per test. The kit usually contains a swab or mouthwash that can help collect a sample of cells from the inside the mouth. The samples can [more...]

Date: 2010-10-02 03:56:48


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DNA: Bennett ...

Discover Jewish history through the lens of DNA testing, with expert Bennett Greenspan, at the Dallas (Texas) Jewish Historical Society, at 7pm, Wednesday, May 26. The program is part of the Society's Harold A. Pollman Lecture Series, at its annual meeting and elections at the Aaron Family JCC, 7900 Northaven Road, Dallas. A familiar favorite at Jewish and general genealogy conferences, his talks always fill to capacity. His presentation will demonstrate the overlap between Jewish DNA found in Ashkenazi/Mizrachi and Sephardic populations and will [more...]

Date: 2010-05-25 05:45:00


Ancestry Found Through DNA Testing In Vegas - Las Vegas News Story ...

LAS VEGAS -- What can you learn from your DNA?Turns out, a lot. From ancestry to health issues you may be predisposed toward, DNA can serve as a guide.Once specifically limited to crime scenes and paternity tests, a business in Las Vegas is now offering DNA testing to anyone willing to pay."We have a lot of Caucasians that come in and we find they have a lot of Native American markers or Hispanic similarities," said Patricia Schoonmaker, of the DNA Shop.To process and identify the DNA, the shop simply gathers cells from a swab inside the cheek. Copyright 2010 by KVVU.com. All rights reserved. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-16 06:24:05


VIDEO: Jewish DNA – The Kohanim Gene and the Lost Tribes of Israel

Video excerpt from a lecture by Jon Entine (author of Abraham's Children: Race, Identity, and the DNA of the Chosen People) discussing the Kohanim (Cohanim) Gene, also known as the Y chromosomal Aaron hypothesis and how it can help us establish the truth or fiction behind the ten lost tribes of Israel, discussing such groups as Ethiopian Jews and the Lemba tribe of southern Africa. In 2007, Entine published Abraham's Children, which examined the shared ancestry of Jews, Christians and Muslims, and addressed the question "Who is a Jew?" as seen through the prism of DNA. In the lecture, he also [more...]

Date: 2010-09-26 20:03:22


The Returning Casualty Blog » We thank our partners in DNA analysis

Many professionals have helped TRC in its mission, and the DNA analysts have been among the most supportive. Some of the best in the nation have come forth to assist. TRC’s first door opened at Family Tree DNA, a Houston based service that uses state of the art DNA technology to discover the ancestry of its clients (See the website www.familytreedna.com for interesting information about DNA technology, including an interview with BBC.). The company’s President and CEO, Bennett Greenspan, promptly replied to TRC’s request for assistance. Mr. Greenspan and TRC’s General Counsel, Wesley [more...]

Date: 2010-07-14 06:42:23


How Can I Find Out Who I Am Related To?

I should also mention DNA testing for genealogy. The advancement of study into human DNA has revealed that DNA can be used as a tool for determining ancestry. It turns out that DNA is passed down through the generations, leaving telltale markers of family relationships that can extend back a thousand years. A simple DNA test can show whether two people are related, if they are descended from a common ancestor, and can even give clues about future potential health risks. Services such as 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and many others offer DNA testing for a fee. Do you have something to say about [more...]

Date: 2010-08-05 22:53:30



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