FamilyTreeDNA.com: New Family Finder test officially launched
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. As of today, FamilyTreeDNA.com's new Family Finder test has been officially launched. The new test connects family members across all ancestral lines, not only paternal or maternal. It represents a major advancement over earlier genetic genealogy tests. Everyone, regardless of gender, can now look for connections including grandparents, aunts and uncles, half siblings, and first, [more...]
Date: 2010-05-03 17:15:00
Baby DNA test: Who is the father? Part II
A baby DNA test is one means of establishing with certainty who the daddy of the unborn child is. One can of course choose to wait till after the child is born although it is important to know that this is not necessary as a paternity test can be conclusively carried out while the mother is still pregnant. How is the Baby DNA testing done? There are two main methods through which the unborn baby’s DNA can be sampled. Amniocentesis: this is carried out anywhere between week 14 and week 20 of the pregnancy and is normally done as a routine procedure to locate abnormalities in the chromosomes. [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 10:47:14
DNA test favors Va. man convicted of rape - Maryland Daily Record
DNA tests conducted under Virginia’s one-of-a-kind post-conviction DNA testing program indicate that a man who served seven years in prison for a 1979 rape didn’t commit the crime, and he wants Virginia’s high court to declare him innocent. Calvin Wayne Cunningham would be the eighth man exonerated by decades-old biological evidence and the third since Virginia began its massive project to clear those who may have been wrongly convicted in the 1970s and 1980s from biological evidence saved before DNA testing was available. Cunningham, 57, was convicted in 1981 of raping the [more...]
Date: 2010-08-12 00:17:00
306 - The Genetic Map of Europe | Strange Maps | Big Think
Which means that forensic scientists now can use DNA to predict the region of origin of otherwise unknown persons (provided they are of European heritage). These are among the conclusions to be drawn from a genetic map of Europe, produced by the Erasmus University Medical Center in Rotterdam (the Netherlands), published in Current Biology’s August 7 issue. In its Science section, the New York Times devotes an article to the study, and reproduces the genetic map. The discovery that autosomal (i.e. non-gender-related) aspects of DNA may be used to predict regional European provenance of [more...]
Date: 2010-05-29 07:00:00
Could Today Tell Dannielynn's Real Daddy? | TMZ.com
This means that the findings from the DNA Diagnostics Center of Fairfield, Ohio, as the New York Daily News reports, are cleared to be presented in Nassau by Dr. Michael Baird, the scientist who conducted the test. As of this morning, Baird wasn't commenting. Seacrest on Sanjaya-mania: "Too Bad, You're Doing It" Ryan Seacrest is blaming you – the American people – for keeping controversial Sanjaya Malakar on "American Idol," and he's tipping young Jordin Sparks to take home the big prize in May. Seacrest tells People that fans are always "screaming at me to get rid of Sanjaya." To which [more...]
Date: 2007-04-03 08:00:00
Engineering Mini project: DNA COMPUTERS
After seven days of intensive laboratory work, Adleman's test-tube contained the answer to the problem, subsequently visible as a series of dark bands on a DNA sequencing gel. On the face of it, it might hardly seem worth the bother, especially as Adleman already knew the answer before he started the experiment. But this was much more than a curious laboratory stunt. During the initial 'linking-up' stage of the process, Adleman's test-tube computer effectively performed an astonishing 10^14 calculations. And it did so with the consumption of only a tiny amount of energy, and in a tiny [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 10:10:00
EveryDay Science » Blog Archive » New roles for new genes ...
Thanks to new technological advances in genomic sequencing , we know that much of the DNA genome is transcribed into RNA but only a small portion of this RNA (transcriptome ) contains sequences that encode for the synthesis of proteins. Thus, although long RNA fragments are non-coding transcriptome most mammals, their cellular functions are still unknown. Scientists have already described the role of small RNAs in gene regulation but we still know very little about the long fragments . The long noncoding RNAs are RNA fragments longer than 100 nucleotides. The authors of this paper have shown [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 14:35:23
HPV DNA Test for Cervical Cancer
According to Lab Tests Online, the HPV DNA test still requires a sample of cells from the cervix. It is NOT a blood test. I emphasize this point because most of the news I’ve seen either got it wrong or didn’t clarify the testing procedure. For most people, DNA tests still mean a blood test even though DNA can be extracted from other samples, such as the ubiquitous cheek swab. Currently, the HPV DNA test is used in combination with the traditional pap smear. However, recent studies have shown that HPV testing may be used alone and make it possible for women to prolong the time between [more...]
Date: 2007-10-22 11:30:43
Pleiotropy: Some more junk DNA shown to have function
It shows a function for some "junk DNA" - DNA that does not serve any function for the developing organisms - namely in coding for micropeptides (very short proteins), which have now been shown to have a regulatory function in Drosophila. The first lines of the abstract readsA substantial proportion of eukaryotic transcripts are considered to be noncoding RNAs because they contain only short open reading frames (sORFs). Recent findings suggest, however, that some sORFs encode small bioactive peptides. Here, we show that peptides of 11 to 32 amino acids encoded by the polished rice (pri) sORF [more...]
Date: 2010-07-19 07:00:00
How DNA is Used in Paternity Testing?
Recently, companies have begun selling DNA paternity tests over the counter at drug stores, which facilitates home testing. However, results are usually inadmissible in court due to the chance of surreptitious DNA collection or false identification of the tested individuals. The legality of testing another person’s DNA without their consent varies by state. If a paternity test is to be used in a court of law, chain of custody of the DNA sample must be verified. This means that every step of the paternity testing process and analysis is documented, from the collection of the DNA sample by an [more...]
Date: 2010-10-11 21:23:55
Say Anything » House Votes To Expand National DNA Database To ...
House Votes To Expand National DNA Database To Include People Arrested But Not Convicted The vote was 357 – 32, with all 32 no votes coming from Republicans. If approved by the Senate, and signed into law by the President, it would have the federal government paying states (with money it doesn’t have, naturally) to extract from every single arrestee a DNA sample whether the person arrested is ultimately convicted or not. Innocent? Doesn’t matter. In the database you go. Millions of Americans arrested for but not convicted of crimes will likely have their DNA forcibly extracted and added [more...]
Date: 2010-05-21 00:56:46
Grandparents Can Get Involved With Paternity Testing as Well
Traditionally, we think of paternity testing a something that involves a wronged spouse or a father looking to see if he has a paternal relationship with a particular child, but there are other instances where dna testing is used for the betterment of people as well. DNA Testing We're all familiar with the fact that dna testing is widely used to solve criminal activities as well but one of the places where people might be surprised to find it being implemented is with cases concerning the grandparentage of individuals. Generally, this kind of test is used to determine if two people can be the [more...]
Date: 2010-06-08 16:08:27
DNA: African tribal migration patterns - MyHeritage.com ...
DNA: African tribal migration patterns FamilyTreeDNA.com is now cooperating with the Center for African American Genealogy Research (CAAGRI) and the Public Records and Archives Administration of Ghana (PRAAD) by testing several hundred members of the Nzema, Ga, Fante, Ewe and Asante tribes. The results of the DNA tests will be part of a genealogy workshop to be held Friday, October 30 in Accra, Ghana. Led by CAAGRI director Paula Royster, the workshop is aimed at highlighting the importance of recording oral traditions by showing people how to record it. The program will include the use of [more...]
Date: 2009-10-29 10:44:00
Fallible DNA evidence can mean prison or freedom, would you trust ...
False peaks in the profile created by imperfections in the analysis machine may also be mistaken for alleles. This is called "drop-in". This year, the Scientific Working Group on DNA Analysis Methods (SWGDAM), which issues guidance to US labs performing forensic DNA analysis, published new recommendations regarding the interpretation of forensic DNA. These include a suggestion that labs develop strict criteria for deciding what denotes the presence of an allele, and what amount of DNA constitutes the minimum for a profile to be constructed. Labs should also document and define any [more...]
Date: 2010-08-16 17:10:00
Stool DNA Testing
A stool DNA test has drawn much media attention as means of knowing whether one suffers from colon cancer. There is only one stool DNA test currently one the market and although it still has not yet been approved by all the relevant authorities it is nevertheless, still a very promising test. The test has however, been championed by the American Cancer Society and other reputable associations in the field. How is a Stool DNA Test Carried out to Detect Colon Cancer? First, we may begin by explaining what the colon is and does. The colon is a part of the large intestine. Whilst the small [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 22:09:30
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
Basics: Sequencing DNA, Part 1 « Genetic Inference
However, in certain respects Sanger Sequencing is still top-of-the-range. The 4-channel capillary approach lets you sequence DNA pretty fast, and each machine can often do hundreds of reactions at once. It was these machines that first sequenced the human genome. In addition, you can sequence relatively long sequences of DNA; up to 1000 nucleotides (after that, it gets difficult to tell the difference between molecules of different sizes). We have yet to make a machine that can sequence DNA fragments of this length faster than Sanger Sequencing (yet…). The modern Sanger Sequencing machines [more...]
Date: 2009-04-17 21:31:39
Mutation Rate In Humans Gets Measured By Direct Sequencing
With better measurements of mutation rates, we could improve the calibration of the evolutionary clock, or test ways to reduce mutations, for example. Even with the latest DNA sequencing technology, the researchers had to design a special strategy to search for the vanishingly rare mutations. They used next-generation sequencing to establish the order of letters on the two Y chromosomes and then compared these to the Y chromosome reference sequence. Having identified 23 candidate SNPs – or single letter changes in the DNA – they amplified the regions containing these candidates and [more...]
Date: 2009-08-27 14:01:30
Y chromosome microdeletions, sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm ...
Y chromosome microdeletions, sperm DNA fragmentation and sperm oxidative stress as causes of recurrent spontaneous abortion of unknown etiology J. Bellver1,*, M. Meseguer1, L. Muriel2, S. García-Herrero1, M.A.M. Barreto1, A.L. Garda3, J. Remohí1, A. Pellicer1 and N. Garrido1 1Instituto Valenciano de Infertilidad (IVI), University of Valencia, Plaza de la Policía Local, 3, 46015 Valencia, Spain 2IVI Vigo, Plaza Francisco Fernández del Riego, 7, 36203 Vigo, Spain 3IVI Murcia, Navegante Macías del Poyo, 5, 30007 Murcia, Spain *Correspondence address. Tel: +34-963050900; Fax: [more...]
Date: 2010-05-25 06:43:12
Immigration Testing Is Easy Using DNA
Immigration testing has become simpler, faster and more accurate thanks to DNA testing. It is relatively easy to determine if the person applying for citizenship based on family ties is related by using a legal immigration test. It comes down to a simple question, can you prove that you are related to someone who is currently a citizen of that country? It is not uncommon that a parent would come to the United States and work for many years sending money home to take care of the children and family members. When that person becomes a citizen there are various programs and options to apply for [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 19:12:21
The Crime Report » Archive » States Fall Behind In DNA Evidence ...
States continue to fall behind in analyzing DNA evidence in criminal cases as they require more genetic samples to be collected but don’t pay for the analysis, says Mark Nelson of the National Institute of Justice, the U.S. Justice Department’s research arm. Federal aid between 2005 and 2009 helped analyze 1.6 million samples but could not keep up with the demand, Nelson told representatives of criminal justice groups meeting Wednesday in Washington, D.C. About 1.7 million new DNA samples were collected by law enforcement last year, Nelson said, but the maximum capacity for analysis is [more...]
Date: 2010-09-30 15:25:46
Me, a Native American?
It means that he has a specific set of DNA markers. Those markers show that his maternal ancestors were part of that crazy group of people that left Africa approximately 50 000 years ago, and arrived in South America some 30 000 years later. It also means that my maternal ancestors on my fathers side were Native Americans. And this, I can't deny, I find very fascinating and quite cool. If you're wondering how I found out about my ancestry you might not have heard of National Geographic's Genographic Project. The best way to understand what it is, is to see this Youtube video. The short short [more...]
Date: 2010-07-26 18:56:00
Criminal identity Theft by www.compareshreddingcompanies.co.uk
The victim might need to locate the original arresting officers and prove their own identity by some reliable means such as fingerprinting or DNA fingerprinting, and may need to go to a court hearing to be cleared of the charges. Obtaining an wiping of court records may also be required. Authorities might permanently maintain the victim’s name as an alias for the criminal’s true identity in their criminal records databases. One problem that victims of criminal identity theft may encounter is that various data aggregators might still have the incorrect criminal records in their databases [more...]
Date: 2010-09-22 19:51:59
Learn The Basic Process Of DNA Paternity Testing
However, how does DNA testing work? The DNA Paternity Test is conducted by taking DNA sample of the supposed father and the child. The child has a combination of the mother and father’s DNA that is a known fact. Thus, the child’s genome will contain almost equal parts of the mother and the father. The proof of paternity is obtained by comparing the DNA sequences of both the child and the supposed father. If their DNA results match, it means that the supposed father is indeed the child’s biological father. If it doesn’t, then it sets things clear and gives peace of mind to both [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 15:53:44
Eppendorf to market Akonni TruTip™ « Frederick County Biotech ...
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. & FREDERICK, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Eppendorf North America and Akonni Biosystems today announced they have entered into a joint marketing agreement to promote Akonni TruTip nucleic acid extraction kits configured for use with Eppendorf epMotion automated pipetting systems. Under the agreement, Eppendorf will promote the extraction kits to clinical, clinical research and forensic laboratories in North America – providing users with access to the industry’s most rapid and reliable means to automatically extract PCR-ready DNA and/or RNA from larger volume [more...]
Date: 2010-04-26 16:36:03
DNA Testing Is A Slippery Slope For Casey Anthony Attorney's
I was shocked that the State of Florida had not already tested this bag and the contents inside for DNA, but apparently they have not. That said, I believe it is a huge mistake for Casey Anthony attorney's Jose Baez and Cheney Mason to focus attention on the science of DNA testing. DNA testing is a wonderful tool that has put many guilty people in prison and set free others who were not guilty. Since I believe Casey Anthony killed Caylee, for her attorney's to start desiring more DNA testing - they are placing on the public and legal record their trust and confidence in a science, which [more...]
Date: 2010-09-27 23:00:00
CIENCIASMEDICASNEWS: New Functions For New Genes, Non-coding RNAs ...
DNA regions have been known for many years to confer both negative and positive regulation of protein synthesis. "The fact that RNA is much easier to manipulate than DNA could mean that this discovery has a vast therapeutic potential" explains Ørom. The work has been led by Ramin Shiekhattar, group leader at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) in Barcelona and now at the Wistar Institute and co-authored by Cedric Notredame and Roderic Guigo from the Bioinformatics and Genomics Programme at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG). Shiekhattar and collaborators have seen a new role for a [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 13:03:00
Factors That Will Affect Sperm Health_26166
It should be noted that when the typical sperm analysis reveals normal count, morphology and motility this does not mean that sperm DNA fragmentation is not manifest. In other words, unless the SDIA test is specifically run, fragmentation issues will not be revealed. This type of case then may be labeled ‘idiopathic’ infertility. It is our opinion based on clinical experience that ideally, both the man and the women should be treated even if there is no apparent male factor evident. The reason for this is that stress has been shown to reduce sperm count. Going through the tortuous trial [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 08:50:32
Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...
New York Times reports Israeli firm created blood and saliva samples containing DNA from a third party. By Haaretz Service Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 16:54:47
Angeliki - Weekend Chuckles , Paternity Test Optional
Weekend Chuckles , Paternity Test Optional Saturday, 30. May 2009, 04:32:33 A very wise friend of mine never takes anything for granted. He always wants to know the truth and nothing but the truth... I was surprised the other day when I received this message from him : Dear friends and family, I’m letting you know before you hear it from anyone in the family or through the rumor mill, that I have been contacted by a woman who alleges that I am the father of her child. I do not know whether she wishes to substantiate this by means of a DNA test, however she has sent a photograph of the [more...]
Date: 2009-05-30 04:32:33
Responsible Breeders: ARVC DNA Test? - Boxer Forum : Boxer Breed ...
Three questions for the responsible breeders: Are you running the ARVC DNA tests on your breeding stock? Why or why not? Am I limiting myself too much if I only consider breeders that are running the ARVC (and DM) DNA tests? A little background on this we are currently managing ARVC in our 5 year old. Were not ready or interested in a puppy right at the moment, but the deck is seriously stacked against us that our girl will live to a ripe old age (ARVC isn't the only issue). I want to take my time and start searching now for a good breeder for a future puppy. Im looking for a [more...]
Date: 2010-07-22 02:23:19
Report: Israeli scientists discover way to counterfeit DNA ...
Israeli scientists have shown it is possible to fabricate DNA evidence, according to an article published in the New York Times on Tuesday.The findings could possibly call into question the credibility of DNA as evidence in criminal cases. In their tests, the scientists fabricated blood and saliva samples that contained DNA taking from a different person, the New York Times reported. The article states that the scientists also could take a DNA profile in a database and use it to make a DNA sample to match the profile without needing any tissue from the person. The article quotes the lead [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 05:00:00
DNA Testing Along With Its Advantage In The Modern World
Despite the fact that estimated 200, 000 DNA tests are carried out every year by states needing to sort out child-support and welfare concerns, few persons are eager to perform their own at-home paternity test since they do not realize that the DNA paternity test is not difficult and bothersome thing to perform. Paternity screening requires a simple sample from both the child and probable father. Despite the lack of any sample coming from the mother, DNA paternity test results are around 99.9999% precise – which means that mistake takes place almost impossible. Several companies offer a [more...]
Date: 2010-09-23 22:58:18
Coaching “DNA” in the NFL | The Big Lead
Last week, we discussed Mike McCarthy’s non-decision to allow the Bears to score to preserve time for the offense in detail, so I am not intending to revisit the specifics of that decision. Instead, I want to talk about a coach’s DNA, manliness, and the decisions that go against proper form or feelings of doing things the right way (in this case, intentionally allowing a score).Mike Florio mentioned a further discussion involving Packers’ coach Mike McCarthy on The Sirius Blitz with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon on Thursday. (h/t: Advanced NFL Stats) In that discussion, Rich Gannon [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 21:30:55
Interview with Telford police forensic and DNA expert « Shropshire ...
As DNA technology advances mean detectives are catching more criminals and American crime drama CSI sees a boom in youngsters following their dream to become a forensic scientist, Kirsty Smallman talks to Telford's Senior Forensic Investigator As DNA technology advances mea... ... But he said it is not the qualifications which are important in their job but often common-sense and inter-personal skills to communicate with victims and put a scene in context. [more...]
Date: 2010-07-09 12:05:14
Applying the Ten Top Wellness Tips to Everyday Life | My Home ...
Wellness Tip #6 Health Habits Affect Children’s Children If your father was an alcoholic that doesn’t mean you are going to be an alcoholic; it does mean that the tendency is greater because your father’s DNA has been etched with his experiences including alcoholism. You can break the cycle, and after three generations the tendency will be gone unless the habit is resumed. Fill your life with good habits as a legacy for your children. Wellness Tip #7 Media is Leading Us Astray The media is bombarding us with messages about food. Doesn’t your mouth water when you see those delicious [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 13:39:48
Legal Immigration | Immigration Testing Is Easy Using DNA
The testing used for immigration and may consist of both, legal maternity testing and legal paternity testing. This means that full chain of custody documentation, DNA sample collection by the government or embassy agency, photograph, fingerprinting and other documentation is required. Generally, immigration cases can take a long time to complete depending on many factors. Some of these factors include shipping supplies, or the waiting list in the country where your children or relatives currently live. It takes patience and diligence to insure accurate paperwork is completed by the deadlines [more...]
Date: 2010-10-07 02:18:56
54 year old Frenchman accused of African baby benefit scam to ...
A 54-year old man in France arrested for making false paternity declarations for 55 babies from African women has agreed to DNA paternity testing to substantiate his claim that he is in fact their father. The Daily Mail reports that the unnamed man, of Senegalese background, is accused of actively participating in a scheme to allow African women to immigrate to France with full benefits due to his paternity. Official investigators believe that due to the scale of the scheme – where 55 women and their children were registered at the man’s two bedroom flat in Paris – his claims of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-09 22:41:25
Glossary | Mouth Swab | easyDNA
Mouth Swabs Mouth swabs are used to gather DNA samples. Swabs have been used for years in the field of medicine to collect various tissues samples for different types of tests. With advances in the field of genetic testing, oral swabs or mouth swabs have developed which are the standard means for DNA sampling. A mouth swab is very much like cotton bud, which is of course sterile. It is rubbed on the mouth against the cheeks and under the tongue. The swab is then sent back to be tested by the DNA testing company that supplied the DNA testing kit. Unlike traditional blood draws which can be [more...]
Date: 2010-08-18 14:04:00
How does DNA replicate?The DNA molecule consists of two strands held collectively by hydrogen bonds. DNA replication commences together with the breaking of those bonds, by the motion within the enzyme helicase, with a purpose to yield two father or mother strands. This construction, of unpaired DNA, is known as the DNA fork. Considering that the bottom sequence of your two strands is complementary to one another, they have to be replicated by two completely different mechanisms i.e. the foremost chain process as well as lagging chain system. Within the principal chain device and enzyme named [more...]
Date: 2010-10-09 06:44:35
11/16-11/20/09 Objectives & Assignments
Biology from the Greek words bios, meaning “life”, and logos, meaning “study”: BIOLOGY *the study of life* 11/16/09 DNA extraction lab 1. Students will extract DNA from Strawberries using detergent/salt soln., ethanol, and wooden stick. Object is to extract DNA and observe its structure. 11/17/09 DNA replication, transcription, translation foldable 1. Students will begin a foldable using notes given in class( DNA, DNA replication, and DNA to proteins notes**given out in class) . Instructions given in class . Took up foldables – will hand out and [more...]
Date: 2009-11-17 15:18:33
Al Fin: A Hint of Epigenetics
We are learning that the genetic code is only the short, first chapter in a very long book. The non-genetic "code" -- the non-coding DNA and RNA -- has a logic all its own. We are just beginning to decrypt the obscure cipher. The possibilities for the transformation of life as we know it seem just as grandiose as were the hopes of the early promoters of the human genome enterprise. Only this time, we are working at a deeper level of sophistication. How many more levels will we need to descend before we reach the promised land of genetic medicine? ... some 95 or 98 percent of human DNA was [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 15:07:00
Legal Paternity Test
First and foremost, the legal DNA paternity test comes at a considerably higher cost that the at-home paternity test. This is one good reason to choose the at-home paternity test is you are not sure about the outcome of the test. The legal paternity test follows what is known as a chain of custody. This means that DNA sampling is done as follows: • A doctor/qualified nurse or other professional will be appointed to actually take your samples • The people taking part in the test will not be able to handle their own swabs • There is a very strict sample verification and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-08 10:15:31
The Randomly Grad Life: My Research Explained: Polymerase Chain ...
New primers attach to your melted DNA. One primer binds to old template DNA and another primers binds to the newly extended DNA. The polymerase once again extends on each strand. On the template strand, the same thing as above happens. But on the new strand, the polymerase will stop because the DNA doesn't go forever. It ends exactly at the end of the first primer. Then the temp raises to 95C and we are ready for the next cycle. Now we almost have exactly what we need. After a few cycles the amount of DNA with ends is in a much larger excess than template DNA and just long copies and that [more...]
Date: 2010-04-21 16:00:00
Religion Clause: Probationer With Religious Objections Permitted ...
20, 2007), a California federal district court agreed with Elden Holmes who was on supervised release that he should be able to provide a buccal swab DNA sample rather than a blood sample because of his religious objections to having his blood drawn. The court found that under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, drawing blood would impose a substantial burden on Holmes free exercise of religion, that the government lacks a compelling interest in requiring a blood sample instead of a cheek swab sample, and that forcing Holmes to submit to a blood-based DNA test is not the least restrictive [more...]
Date: 2007-02-22 13:45:00
What do my siblingship DNA test results mean? |Confessions of a ...
What happens when artificially created bundles of joy begin to speak for themselves? Revolt! I'm a product of an anonymous sperm donor and now that I'm an adult I'm searching for answers and speaking out. And this is my story... Are you donor-conceived? Are you thinking about using a donor to conceive a child? Are you a parent of a donor-conceived child? Are you a former (or current) donor? Are you adopted and want to know more about the parallels between adoption and donor conception? If you answered YES to any of these questions, I want to hear from you! I gladly welcome comments, [more...]
Date: 2010-05-23 02:57:00
DNA testing acquits an Innocent man from Rape conviction
Certain portions of DNA are unique to each individual. This genetic information cannot be purposely altered in any way. DNA profiling is a way of establishing identity and is used in a variety of ways, such as for determining twins to be identical or fraternal, and for many other family-relationship identifications. DNA samples can be obtained from blood, buccal swab, hair root, saliva, semen and much more. Because no two individuals (with the exception of identical twins) are composed of the exact same genetic profile, DNA testing is the absolute means to confirm any biological relationship [more...]
Date: 2010-09-10 18:16:00
my ANA test shows positive,also low levels of C4 & C3.what does it ...
also high TSH level(low T3 & T4 levels),anemia,Rf negative,CRP nagative,Anti ds/DNA negative.I’m too fatigue;having joint pain(rarely),cold extremities,numbness,CNS problems… Tags: amp, anemia, cold extremities, crp, dna, fatigue, high tsh level, joint pain, numbness, rf Posted in test One Response to “my ANA test shows positive,also low levels of C4 & C3.what does it mean?” A positive ANA with a negative double stranded DNA means you have some sort of connective tissue disorder but they have ruled out Lupus. The fatigue is from the anemia, and the cold extremities and numbness are [more...]
Date: 2010-05-20 23:21:14
Can I use sheared genomic DNA as starting material of bacterial ...
My question is whether initially sheared genomic dna can be safely used for genome sequencing and assembly by 454 technology. By 'initially', I mean genomic DNA was sheared during extraction process. I attach gel image of my genomic dna samples (marker is lambda dna digested with EcoRI and HindIII). Although I know that dna fragmentation step is involved in standard genome sequencing by GS FLX titanium, I am concerned because I think it might be possible that shearing during extraction can affect randomness of standard fragmentation step and so on. Thanks in [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 08:03:29
Innovative Science Educational Toys And Kits | Intuitive Meaning
Science kits like chemistry kit or DNA kits are a good source of learning. They include all the necessary equipment and components to carry on with the science experiments at home or school labs. It is also helpful to build their interests in everyday science subject and learning of mathematical equations through an interactive way. Children interested in science can become genius with the help of these science educational toys and gadgets. Many parents and schools are providing these educational toys and science kits besides other traditional learning materials to the children. Since 1970, [more...]
Date: 2010-06-16 07:00:00