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Preserving The Dna Of Endangered Species With The Natural History ...

Hi all, I wanted to tell you about some of the interesting new work I’ve been doing with the Natural History Museum in London. This new project is really an extension of the studies I’ve been doing in DNA sequencing. My team at Global Research, along with GE Healthcare and the Museum, are now trying to improve methods of obtaining DNA from fresh and preserved historical samples of endangered species (like the giant squid you see below) in order to learn more about them. In the past the team has worked on methods to enzymatically amplify specimen DNA, long term preservation of samples, and [more...]

Date: 2010-08-30 13:56:36

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European Genetics and Anthropology Blog: Ancient Nordic mtDNA

Despite only focusing on ancient mtDNA (ie. maternal lineages), this Melchior et al. effort dealing with Bronze and Iron Age Scandinavia produces some very useful results. Firstly, it suggests that recent suppositions about a sharp genetic divide between Mesolithic and Neolithic North Europeans might have been premature. Secondly, it shows that the modern southern Scandinavian mtDNA structure probably formed during the Iron Age. The latter point fits with my own theory of an influx of populations heavy in Y-DNA haplogroup R1b into Northern Europe after the Bronze Age, resulting in the [more...]

Date: 2010-08-02 03:58:00


Graphene could revolutionize DNA sequencing - physicsworld.com

By feeding individual strands of DNA through nanometre-sized holes, researchers in the Netherlands say they have proved the principle of a revolutionary new DNA sequencing technique. The breakthrough is part of a worldwide race to develop fast and low-cost strategies to analyse these codes that underpin the chemistry of life. The genetic profile – or "genome" – of an organism is determined by recording the full sequence of acid base pairs that make up its DNA. In 2003, the Human Genome Project made history by determining the entire human genetic code – 3 billion DNA base pairs that took [more...]

Date: 2010-07-21 08:44:52


Olive Tree Genealogy Blog: Good Morning America featuring a ...

Lorine McGinnis Schulze I'm an incurable genealogist as well as avid collector of antiques. I have a collection of over 3,000 cdvs (Cartes de Visite) from the Civil War era and am running out of room for all my antique photo albums View my complete profile 12 Months of Finding Ancestors (3) 1837 Rebellion (1) 1861 Canada Census (4) 1881 Census (4) 1891 Canada Census (1) 1911 United Kingdom Census (2) 1930 American Census (2) 25 Most Popular Genealogy Blogs (1) A Huron Carol. Christmas Carols (1) A Y Jackson (1) Abandoned in Australia (4) Abstract Indexes to Deeds (1) African American [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 02:27:00


October Issue of the Art History Carnival

Welcome to the October 1, 2010 edition of art history carnival! I received a wide variety of submissions this month - everything from classic art history articles to a review of DNA art. And while I confess that I'm still a little confused about the DNA art, I have a feeling my husband would probably find it interesting. architecture Brenda Chapman has written an introductory piece on the 10 Essential Architectural Movements of the 20th Century. Name as many architectural movements as you can before you go to the website, and see how many are listed! Alexandra Korey [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 12:55:00


Tracing the Tribe: The Jewish Genealogy Blog: DC 2011 Conference ...

Tracing the Tribe is a blog about Jewish genealogy - All the developments, tools and resources you'll need to peer more closely into your family tree. Created in 2006 at JTA's request, it is now independent. More than 1,200 genealogists from the US and more than 30 countries are expected to attend the summer 2011 international conference on Jewish genealogy in Washington DC. This event will offer some 160 lectures, panels, workshops and breakfast sessions, a film festival, repository fair, vendor room, gala banquet, and much more. The 31st IAJGS International Conference on Jewish [more...]

Date: 2010-10-13 06:44:00


Ten Years of Education: The History Center | West Orlando News ...

Confession: I haven’t spent much time in downtown Orlando. That’s something I’ll have to fix. The city is beautiful, plants and trees everywhere, and the free Lynx LYMMO service looping around town makes it easy to get around. One of their stops is the Orange County Regional History Center. I was lucky enough to tour it last weekend in honor of the museum’s tenth anniversary. The History Center isn’t just a museum, it’s housed in a piece of living history. The building itself is five-story courthouse dating from 1927. You can see a little of the place’s background in the [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 21:48:16


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


Innocence Blog: Maryland Man Pressed for DNA Test and Made History

Posted: June 25, 2010 2:19 pm This week marks the seventeenth anniversary of Maryland fisherman Kirk Bloodsworth’s exoneration. In 1985, Bloodsworth was charged and convicted of the rape and murder of a nine year old girl. A 1992 DNA test proved his innocence after he had incorrectly served eight years in prison, two of which he spent on death row. In July of 1984, a nine-year old girl was found dead having been brutally raped, strangled, and beaten. The police received an anonymous call; the caller claimed that Bloodsworth was seen with the victim on the day of the crime. A police sketch [more...]

Date: 2010-06-25 19:19:00


DNA: The Tree of Life ( Humanity Hacking Immortality )

Visit my website http Seek Knowledge for “Life” Music by korn (Evolution) Visit my blog key-universe.blogspot.com DNA en.wikipedia.org Nucleic acid en.wikipedia.org Genetics en.wikipedia.org Protein en.wikipedia.org RNA en.wikipedia.org Polymer en.wikipedia.org Nucleotide en.wikipedia.org Nucleobase en.wikipedia.org Genetic code en.wikipedia.org Amino acid en.wikipedia.org Chromosome en.wikipedia.org DNA replication en.wikipedia.org Eukaryote en.wikipedia.org Helix en.wikipedia.org DNA sequencing en.wikipedia.org Junk DNA en.wikipedia.org Triple-stranded DNA en.wikipedia.org History of [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 22:27:16


REMAINS OF THE DAY

As a crime scene it too will be studied and recognized as a seminal undertaking in the history of forensics, mass fatality events, crime scene processing, DNA identification, and a host of other sciences that were utilized during every step of the recovery. Not only was every square inch of debris scoured on site at The Pile, it was examined just as closely, if more slowly, once it arrived at the Fresh Kill Landfill. Mining equipment from Pennsylvania and West Virginia was set up. Conveyors and sifting trays of increasingly finer gauge trapped fragments of tissue as well as remnants of [more...]

Date: 2010-10-05 23:04:00


Junk DNA and Complexity Science: A Sad mix

A quote from an extremely mediocre book, Complexity: A Guided Tour. Like most people coming out of the 'complexity sciences', the author has a mediocre grasp of molecular biology, both current developments, and the history of the field. It's frustrating that these network people keep hyping supposedly new revolutionary discoveries made the past 10 years of the genome era - discoveries, that in fact have been known for decades. For people clearly new to biology, molecular biology before the year 2000 was a big black hole of ignorance. There are several claims that make me angry in this book, [more...]

Date: 2010-05-21 19:56:10


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: How to Open and Operate a ...

Did you ever wonder what the next money-making step for entrepreneurs in genealogy is? Perhaps searching records for family history and ancestry? One author suggests you open a genealogy-driven DNA testing service. Take your pick: tracking ancestry by DNA for pets or people. Ann Hart has written a a book titled, How to Open DNA-Driven Genealogy Reporting & Interpreting Businesses - Applying Your Communications Skills to Popular Health or Ancestry Issues in the News. In the book, author Ann Hart suggests "You don’t necessarily need any science courses or degrees to start or [more...]

Date: 2010-09-19 21:01:38


Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this ...

Question by Morgan: Forensic DNA was first used to convict criminals in 1985. Is this the same thing as gel electrophoresis? I take AP bio but I obviously forget. Best answer: Answer by CryBabiesShouldntCry A short history from http://www.dna.gov/basics/analysishistory ‘DNA fingerprinting’ or DNA typing (profiling) as it is now known, was first described in 1985 by an English geneticist named Alec Jeffreys. Dr. Jeffreys found that certain regions of DNA contained DNA sequences that were repeated over and over again next to each other. He also discovered that the number of repeated [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 04:23:14


The Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey

A very nice book if one is interested in understanding how DNA analysis is being used to trace human migration and from where it started. Would like more substance. There is no in-depth explanation of mitochondrial DNA dating, Y-chromosome dating, etc. More red meat than Seven Daughters of Eve for sure! Does this book have. Interesting. I thought it was a good book- and being a molecular biologist who is familiar with the worlds advanced knowledge of genetics, I am quite comfortable with my African origins and the obvious fact that we (meaning all races) are all extremely similar. Fascinating [more...]

Date: 2010-05-23 10:41:42


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


Onur the NEC Flim Flam Man

The following is not directly related to Hippocrates/Lynn, but since their "take" on the Italian issue is similar to Onur trying to Turkify/Levantify S.Italians (and Greeks, etc.), there is some relevance. Regarding (essentially self-described) “causasoidist” “Onur”(*) and the “DNA Tribes” nonsense, a small number of forensic STRs cannot give accurate results for ancestry determination. If you look at credible population geneticists in the literature, you’ll see that they use hundreds of thousands of SNPs and/or a smaller number of SNPs demonstrated to be highly informative [more...]

Date: 2010-09-14 23:10:00


Aniplex Books R.O.D -The Complete- Blu-ray Box

Originally created as a series of light novels and manga volumes, R.O.D READ OR DIE was brought to animated life by the triumvirate of Creator/Screenwriter Hideyuki Kurata, Director Koji Masunari and Animation Character Designer Masashi Ishihama. The trio has since worked together on the anime series Kamichu! (with R.O.D Original Character Designer Taraku Uon) and the recent full-length animated movie Welcome to THE SPACE SHOW (with R.O.D. -THE TV- producer and ―Besame Mucho‖ collaborator Tomonori Ochikoshi), however, their seminal R.O.D creation remains their most beloved and best-known [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 10:07:00


The most pointless DNA test in the history of television | Dude LOL

Can I ask the obvious question? WTF are you doing watching bullshit like this for? Related Posts Question WTF is between her legs? Is she a rocket? Most WTF game in history The greatest scene in television history Well, this should have been obvious "Figuring out the patterns of movement in this shot is the final question on the Level 99 MENSA Test" This entry was posted on Thursday, September 30th, 2010 at 3:12 pm. It is filed under Videos and has these tags: dna test, history, Question, test, WTF. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 01:12:49


Don't Let Love Get Lost – Preserve it Using DNA

If they are alive, have them take a DNA test. If they are no longer with us, it’s usually possible to find a relative who can take the test instead. (We can help you with that if you need it.) When you are tracing the family of one ancestor, it is also a good idea to know the DNA of their spouse. Chances are you can learn more about grandpa through exploring grandma’s records and connections. Each DNA test you add to your genetic family tree gives you a better picture of your family. And it preserves your family’s DNA, genealogy, and legacy of love for generations to come. (images from [more...]

Date: 2010-02-16 17:09:44


Links of London almost entirely

Links of London sale Six years ago the term "genetic genealogy" was meaningless, says Bennett Greenspan, head of Family Tree DNA, a testing firm with 52,000 customers. "Now the interest is huge." As individuals track down their personal family narratives, population geneticists are seeking to tell the larger story of humankind. Our Links of London Black Friendship Bracelet recent common ancestorsa genetic "Adam" and "Eve"have been traced back to Africa, and other intriguing forebears are being discovered all over the map. One group of scientists recently found that 40 percent of the world’s [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 02:55:30


Walgreens halts genetic test sales on FDA concerns

Walgreens is holding off on selling the tests until the FDA's concerns are resolved, media reports say. An FDA spokesperson could not be reached. The test kits made by Pathway Genomics shows the market for DNA testing is expanding beyond settling the question of whether the mother on the "Maury Show" is telling the truth about the identity of her child's father. People also examine their DNA to learn about their ancestry. Scientists at the National Geographic Society are collecting DNA samples from people around the world to learn about the origins of man. Genetic tests like the one offered [more...]

Date: 2010-05-13 22:00:00


Who Do You Think You Are? Family Tree, DNA and Genealogy

Technorati Tags: Ancestry.co.uk, Annabel, Are, Bernhardt, Blankfeld, dna, do, family, family tree, Family Tree DNA, Frank, genealogy, history, Magazine Penny Law, Malvern Family History Society, Maria, Max, Princess, Research, Sharon, Sviatopolk-Mirski, Tamarind Books, Think, Tomlin, Townsend, Verna, who, Wilkins, you This entry was posted on Friday, September 3rd, 2010 at 7:43 am and is filed under family history. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own [more...]

Date: 2010-09-03 12:43:14


Russian Forensic Mystery Solved - Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia And ...

And whereas autosomal cchromosomal DNA undergoes the process of recombination, where sections of DNA from the mother and the father are mixed resulting in a more distorted genetic history, mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited only from the mother, or non-recombinant part of Y-chromosome DNA, inherited only from the father, allows for the tracing of a more direct genetic lines. All of the Romanov children, including Crown Prince Alexei and his sisters, have the same type of mitochondrial DNA as their mother, Empress Alexandra, who was a granddaughter of Queen Victoria. Prince Philip of [more...]

Date: 2009-03-15 05:00:00


Dog DNA - Finding Your Breed

There are several services, both online and in person, that can use specific information (the most accurate of which is a tissue sample containing dog DNA) to find out the exact history of your dog, including breed information, and which traits about your dog come from which breed. This can be used to determine a dog's temperament before you even adopt it, which can be a great way to make sure the dog will get along with your children or your other pets. Remember, certain types of dogs are better with certain things than others, and it never feels good to make a commitment to an animal that [more...]

Date: 2010-10-03 05:50:00


Isaiah Washington- a true warrior for his people | Sierra Express ...

To many it was surprising when Sierra Leone’s President Ernest Bai Koroma decided to give citizenship to the 25 year acting veteran Isaiah Washington after he traced his ancestral roots through DNA to the Mende and Temne people of  Sierra Leone.  (Isaiah Washington at The Africa Policy Forum) The ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ star became the first African American to get citizenship through DNA, and President Koroma became the first African leader to award citizenship based on DNA. It is not surprising when a few days ago Africa’s most populated nation, Nigeria, decided to follow the footsteps [more...]

Date: 2010-10-07 20:00:21


FuturePundit: Illumina Full Genome Sequencing Costs Below $20k

Update: To the extent that the US FDA and like-minded agencies reduce the availability of DNA sequencing services they slow the rate of technological advance. Fewer people paying to get their DNA sequenced means less revenue to use to generate future generation sequencing devices. This delays the day various benefits of sequencing will be realized. We will be less healthy than we otherwise would be absent regulatory meddling. I am looking forward to the day when full genome sequencing becomes affordable. If millions of people can get their DNA sequenced then the meaning of genetic variants [more...]

Date: 2010-07-18 19:37:50


FamilyTreeDNA: 6th International Conference 30-31 Oct Houston

HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas. Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world. This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test which allows customers to find relatives across all ancestral [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:17:00


Come celebrate Y-DNA testing at GeneTree

We are so excited to have Y-DNA testing at GeneTree! To help you get excited, we are offering you $20 off a Y-DNA test of your choice. We are offering the Y-33 and Y-46 tests. $20 off Y-DNA Testing at GeneTree Become a part of the largest and most diverse databases of linked DNA and family history information in the world. Come explore your past with a Y-DNA test for $20 off!* *Prices begin at a market low $149 with an additional $20 off if you order by 12 pm MST on August 31. Additional discounts are available for those who have already had a mitochondrial DNA test through [more...]

Date: 2008-08-07 22:16:54


Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Family Tree DNA Announces ...

The following announcement was written by Family Tree DNA: HOUSTON, (August 11, 2010) -- Family Tree DNA, the world leader in genetic genealogy, will host its 6th International Conference on Genetic Genealogy on October 30-31, 2010, at the Sheraton North Houston in Houston, Texas.  Each year, world renowned experts in genetics and science present cutting-edge developments and exciting new applications at this two-day educational forum which draws attendees from Family Tree DNA's Group Administrators from around the world.  This year's conference will focus on the new Family Finder test [more...]

Date: 2010-08-11 23:29:44


Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel, wine club | Match-Success

DNA fingerprinting revealed that it is genetically equivalent to the History - Relationship to Primitivo and ... - Distribution and winesZAP - Zinfandel Advocates & ProducersNon-profit organization dedicated to promoting Zinfandel. Contains information about the grape, membership details, and a list of events. Deepwater point zinfandel, zinfandel Deepwater point zinfandel, wine gifts store online, Deepwater point zinfandel, red wine ratings. Deepwater point zinfandel, wine making supplies and home wine making. Wine information, deepwater point zinfandel, wine making. Champagne, deepwater [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 18:55:33


India makes Commonwealth Games history in hockey too (DNA ...

India makes Commonwealth Games history in hockey too (DNA). Level 3-3 after extra-time, and with the tie hanging on the very last penalty, taken by Shivendra Singh, real life had begun to mirror a famous movie on hockey. [more...]

Date: 2010-10-12 22:27:03


A History Lesson about the Future of Digital Marketing

DNA - The very make up of our bodies is a digital system that passes biological makeup from one generation to the next. Text - the alphabet is a set of symbols used to convey a message. Abacus – Using rows of beads to represent numbers, this ancient calculator uses the placement and number of beads to convey numeric messages. Flag semaphore – In the US, a flag at half-mast delivers a message. This is an example of a digital communication. Flags and rods placed in particular positions send messages. Similarly, maritime signal flags use symbols to represent letters that deliver digital [more...]

Date: 2010-10-04 19:24:23


Electrophoresis: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Gel Electrophoresis ...

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher’s book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Agarose Gel Electrophoresis, Gel Electrophoresis, Sds-Page, Capillary Electrophoresis, Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism, Temperature Gradient Gel Electrophoresis, Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis, Dielectrophoresis, Comet Assay, Electrophoresis, Qpnc-Page, Serum Protein Electrophoresis, Electrophoretic Mobility Shift Assay, Dna Separation by Silica Adsorption, Immunoelectrophoresis, [more...]

Date: 2010-07-30 11:54:06


DNA Interactive

DNA Interactive is an educational web site resource that celebrates the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the DNA double helix structure. There are six sections to this web site: Timeline, Code, Manipulation, Genome, Applications, Implications. Each section is split into modules and has rare video interviews with scientists, 3D animations, and narrative text to present and explain DNA science. Timeline is an interactive, animated exploration of genetics and molecular biology from Gregor Mendel and early genetics to Mario Capecchi, Francis Collins and current biotechnological techniques and [more...]

Date: 2010-08-05 15:04:31


Upgrade sale at FTDNA: 8 July - 19 July 2010

A link to the login page is provided below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED AND PAID FOR BY MIDNIGHT JULY 19th TO RECEIVE THE SALE PRICE. http://www.familytreedna.com/login.aspx A notice of this sale has been sent to those customers who qualify for these Y-DNA upgrades. We would also like to take this opportunity to inform you that registration has begun for The 6th Annual Conference on Genetic Genealogy for Group Administrators, which will be taking place on October 30-31, 2010. You can find more about it here As always, we appreciate your continued support. Bennett Greenspan President Family [more...]

Date: 2010-07-08 21:34:00


DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog: Bookshelf: Shaking the Family Tree

Providing practical, down-to-earth advice for family historians since 1995, online since 1985. NOTE from DearMYRTLE: Well, the folks at Simon & Schuster, Inc. sent the following information about a new book titled Shaking the Family Tree by Buzzy Jackson. Ol' Myrt here wishes her DearREADERS not to confuse this new offering with Shaking Your Family Tree by Ralph J. Crandall and the Shaking Your Family Tree Workbook by Maureen McHugh. I haven't seen Buzzy's book, but trust that one of my DearREADERS will provide some feedback about Buzzy's research. Shaking the Family Tree “Who are you and [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 04:41:00


Family Tree DNA to Host Their 6th International Conference on ...

designated DNA testing company for their Genographic Project, a history-making study of the migrations of mankind. To date, the company has processed more than 300,000 Genographic Project DNA tests. Family Tree DNA’s own laboratory-the Genomics Research Center-participated in the Genographic Project’s first published paper and other scientific papers. Offering the most popular and wide-ranging DNA-testing service in the field of genetic genealogy, Family Tree DNA prides itself on its commitment to the practice of solid, ethical science. Since its beginnings, the company has associated [more...]

Date: 2010-08-12 00:47:09


Unidentified Female Child|Northampton County, North Carolina

Browse > Home / Unidentified Persons / Unidentified Female Child|Northampton County, North Carolina Reconstruction of Victim by Barbara Martin Bailey Unidentified Female Child The victim was discovered on December 26, 1983 in Northampton County, North Carolina Skull and postcranial skeleton – long bones, ribs, and vertebrae located Vital Statistics Estimated age: 4-8 years old Distinguishing Characteristics: Most likely a black or Biracial (White & Black) female Skeletal Findings: Right frontal depressions; left nasal trauma; trauma to the chin/gonial area; perhaps chronic ear [more...]

Date: 2010-10-01 15:12:45


Dna 鈥?A Brief History Of The Newspaper

DNA is one of India\'s most popular daily newspaper editions. It\'s only been on the market for about five years, but it\'s already managed to establish a lively fanbase, comprising thousands of readers 鈥?and it\'s especially popular [more...]

Date: 2010-09-15 12:14:07


A Place for the Passenger Pigeon

The extinct passenger pigeon now occupies a better understood place within the family tree of pigeons and doves. Scientists from the Illinois Natural History Survey at the University of Illinois used DNA extracted from museum specimens to analyze the passenger pigeon's genetic makeup. By comparing the DNA of the extinct pigeons to that of living pigeons and doves, the researchers were able to determine the passenger pigeon's closest living relatives. It was previously thought that passenger pigeons were related most closely to mourning doves. But the recent analysis showed that passenger [more...]

Date: 2010-10-08 00:30:27


09/28/2010: Graveyard DNA rewrites African American History

Using DNA analysis of human bones excavated from a graveyard in the Dominican Republic, the study adds weight to the theory that Africans crossed the Atlantic at least 150 years earlier than previously thought. [more...]

Date: 2010-09-28 15:01:49


Your Dog's DNA Breed Results

Now easily order and collect a dog dna test to determine the breed of your dog. DNA Tests for Mixed Breed Dogs: Do Dog Owners Find Test Results. Happy Dog DNA is an online reseller of the BioPet Vet Lab DNA Breed Identification Test. Author: J.J. Yong Ever wonder what your dog’s heritage is? If you are still curious about your dog’s breed, dog DNA breed test can be done in simple steps – firstly, swab the animal’s mouth and send it to a lab and lastly it will discover what breeds comprise the animal’s history. For more information about dog DNA testing as a breed identification [more...]

Date: 2008-10-18 07:00:00


Evolution News & Views: "Junk" DNA: Darwinism's Last Stand?

In 1980, Francis Crick and Leslie Orgel argued in Nature that "much DNA in higher organisms is little better than junk." The spread of junk DNA in the course of evolution "can be compared to the spread of a not-too-harmful parasite within its host." Since it is unlikely that such DNA has a function, "it would be folly in such cases to hunt obsessively for one." In a companion article, W. Ford Doolittle and Carmen Sapienza similarly argued that many organisms contain "DNAs whose only 'function' is survival within genomes," and that "the search for other explanations may prove, if not [more...]

Date: 2009-06-04 16:00:00


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


Testing Your Maternal Family History Using the Most Popular Dna Test

DNA testing is one way to keep your genealogy research progressing forward on your maternal side. DNA testing gets more popular every year, yet many still don't understand some of the basics of how it works. The value of any DNA test is [more...]

Date: 2010-09-23 12:16:32


The Genetic Code: History, Facts, and Resources About Genetics ...

TheFreeResource.com (TFR): The Genetic Code: History, Facts, and Resources About Genetics (DNA & RNA). Come be a trusted resource for someone today. ... The genetic code was discovered by Francis Crick between 1953 and 1966. He is responsible for deciphering the code that distinguish the difference between living organisms from non-living things. On a basic level, he answered the question, “What is life?” Crick did not perform this work alone however, and others including [more...]

Date: 2010-07-20 19:06:49


DNA Testing for Genealogy: What's in it for Me?

DNA Testing for Genealogy is one of the much discussed topics in the field of genealogy nowadays. DNA Testing for Genealogy is also referred to as ‘genetic genealogy’. Genealogical DNA testing is carried out in order to determine the intensity of genetic relationship between individuals. DNA Testing for Genealogy is extremely advantageous as it involves DNA comparison from different people in order to find out common ancestors or homelands. “Check out some videos on DNA Testing for Genealogy“ Spitting Images: My First DNA Test Editor Allison Stacy shares her first foray into genetic [more...]

Date: 2010-10-10 09:36:33


Tell Toledo » Blog Archive » Lourdes Lifelong Learning opens fall ...

“Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” The Lourdes College Lifelong Learning program kicks off its 2010-2011 season at 10 a.m. on Friday, September 17 in the Franciscan Theatre & Conference Center. Lucas County Prosecutor Julia Bates, J.D. and Chief of the Criminal Division of the Lucas County Prosecutor’s Office Dean Mandros, J.D. will present “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases.”?? “Using DNA to Help Solve Cold Cases” shares the history behind DNA including its initial discovery and the birth of DNA testing. The presentation will also address the ways that criminal prosecution [more...]

Date: 2010-08-27 19:25:59


What Tami Said: 70% African, 30% European: Who am I now?

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill.--Albert Einstein I have spent a lot of time over the past few days ruminating on racial identity. My thoughts were sparked by a confluence of events: Last week, PBS aired the final episode of Dr. Henry Louis Gates' "Faces of America"--the one where participants including comedian Stephen Colbert, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and poet Elizabeth Alexander learned the results of autosomal DNA tests designed to uncover their "racial" lineage. I received a link to a study being conducted by the University of British [more...]

Date: 2010-03-09 13:48:00



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