Article Snack » Where To Learn More About Proof Of Paternity
Using the coming of DNA testing these days, paternity can be established with almost 100% accuracy. Except for identical twins, your DNA is as distinctive as your fingerprint. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) denotes your genetic makeup like the color of your hair and eyes, skin color, height, and others. The youngster gets 50% of his DNA from his mum and also the other half derives from his dad. Comparing the child’s DNA with that in the biological mom will get rid of the genes inherited from her. What remains are the DNA of the father. A comparison of probes between the father, mother and [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 06:33:27
DNAction » Pathway Launches an Extended Carrier Status Screening ...
Traditionally, pregnancy-related genetic testing has been limited to prospective parents whose family history or ethnicity suggests that they may be at an increased risk for a particular genetic disease. One example of this is genetic screening for Tay-Sachs disease mutations in people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin. The problem with this approach is that it relies on self-reported ethnicity and family history, which can be incomplete or misleading. Additionally, the ethnic distribution and prevalence of many genetic disease-causing mutations is not known. The Simple Solution Using only a [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 19:09:22
MythBusters: Dave Reichert Did Not Catch the Green River Killer ...
Even then, on Sheriff Reichert's watch, the saliva sample that could have busted Ridgway as early as 1996 when the DNA technology became available, was not tested until 2001. Women died in that interim. In fact, as Part II of Hood's series explains, Reichert actually bungled the case almost from the start of the investigation: Frank Atchley, who supervised Reichert in the 1980s, told the P-I that Reichert "actually was more of an impediment to the investigation. He was probably the worst detective I've ever worked with," Atchley said. "He developed tunnel vision." He's talking about [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 16:57:12
Green Valley News & Sun - News > News > Pact with Mexico will use ...
In 2004, DNA analysis first helped forensic anthropologist Dr. Bruce Anderson give a family answers about one young woman who disappeared while crossing illegally into Arizona. “It showed everyone in our office that there’s nothing we can’t do to try to identify a person,” Anderson said. “If it’s only one bone, if we can get some clue to who that person is, the family can contribute a saliva sample and the DNA lab can make that comparison.” Since that case, which led to a family in Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, the Pima County Office of the Medical Examiner has used DNA to [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 03:20:44
Forensic Serology Information Page
What is Forensic Serology?According to forensic serologist Marcella Jones of www.ForensicMentor.com, forensic serology is the analysis of body fluids as they relate to forensic cases, including DNA analysis. Accordingly, the role of the forensic serologist involves:Examining evidence for the presence of body fluids e.g. blood, semen, hair, tissue, saliva, feces, and urineEvaluating evidence for potential DNA analysisEvaluating species of body fluidsPerform PCR (polymerase chain reaction) based typing of STR (short tandem repeat sequences) of genomic DNA, or mitochondrial sequence analysis of [more...]
Date: 2010-02-04 08:00:00
University of California - UC Newsroom | State order alters DNA ...
In July, incoming students received a packet of information about the DNA testing program, a saliva kit, an anonymous bar code to attach to the sample, and a consent form authorizing the campus to test for three gene variants that would reveal aspects of how an individual metabolizes milk, alcohol and vitamin B9 (folic acid). The campus has scheduled a series of lectures, panel discussions and class sessions - which will go on as planned - around the subject of genetic testing. "Of the three million genetic differences that distinguish any two people, we are testing only three common [more...]
Date: 2010-08-12 16:00:00
Health Tests Often Do More Harm than Good : Shatter Limits
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics called on the government to set up an accreditation scheme for providers of online health records, and for DNA testing and body scanning services to be better regulated to help protect consumers. “The internet is now often the first port of call for people to find out more about their health. People need to know where they can get accurate health information, how to buy medicines online safely and how any personal information about their health posted online might be used,” said Christopher Hood, one of the leading authors of the report. The report also [more...]
Date: 2010-10-13 21:09:10
Tighter rules needed for online health services? | IT PRO
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics called on the government to set up an accreditation scheme for providers of online health records, and for DNA testing and body scanning services to be better regulated to help protect consumers. "The internet is now often the first port of call for people to find out more about their health. People need to know where they can get accurate health information, how to buy medicines online safely and how any personal information about their health posted online might be used," said Christopher Hood, one of the leading authors of the report. The report also [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 07:36:28
Herbal News Magazine | Walgreens Plans to Sell a DNA Test Shelved
Walgreens, one of the fastest growing, and my personally favorite drugstore chain, has decided to put plans on hold for selling a new DNA saliva swab kit that they were planning to sell in their stores, probably bringing them to the forefront as the only drugstore chain to sell such a unique product. Why would people want a test like this, you ask? Well, DNA testing is becoming more and more popular as a way to detect whether you have damaged DNA and might be more likely to contract different diseases, or even be more prone to things like breast cancer and other inherited types of disease. I [more...]
Date: 2010-05-29 10:24:00
Tecan is first choice for quality and reliability
You are here: Home » News » Featured news » Tecan is first choice for quality and reliability Tecan is first choice for quality and reliability Publication date: 2 September 2010 Author: kdm communications limited Tagged with: Auto Q Biosciences, Kudrat Rahman, Regional Molecular Genetics Service (RMGS), Stuart Bayliss, Tecan The Regional Molecular Genetics Service (RMGS) at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, is using a Freedom EVO® liquid handling workstation in combination with chemagen’s proven nucleic isolation technology to perform fully automated DNA extraction. Supplied by [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 16:21:24
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
Date: 2010-08-26 23:05:27
Noticias de Salud: Tecan is first choice for quality and reliability
Un blog con noticias de actualidad relacionadas con el mundo de la salud. Novedades, encuestas, estudios, informes, entrevistas. Con un sencillo lenguaje dirigido a todo el mundo. Y algunos consejos turísticos para pasarlo bien The Regional Molecular Genetics Service (RMGS) at St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester, is using a Freedom EVO® liquid handling workstation in combination with chemagen’s proven nucleic isolation technology to perform fully automated DNA extraction. Supplied by chemagen’s UK distributor, Auto Q Biosciences, this integrated system is housed within a Class 1 biological [more...]
Date: 2010-09-02 16:25:00
Genewize for FREE! |
They have patents pending on their process of doing DNA testing with a saliva sample to determine how healthy you are at your genetic level. After analyzing your genetic profile, they formulate a unique and personalized nutritional supplement just for you. Their ingredients are 100% natural, whole food and plant based, and 80-90% organic. They have over 100 ingredients, with many that have even been found to IMPROVE and REJUVENATE DNA. DNA has been all over the news and we are undoubtedly heading away from the “one size fits all” form of nutritional supplementation. Wow! Paul Zane Pilzer, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 09:45:22
DNA saliva samples for SNP and CNV analysis on microarrays
Studies show that DNA from Oragene saliva samples gives equivalent results to DNA from blood for PCR, SNPgenotyping and microarrays. ... For any type of genetic analysis (e.g. population studies, clinical genetic testing, paternity testing, pharmacogenomic testing), non-invasive and easy-to-use sample collection techniques are preferred because they increase compliance rates and reduce costs. Oragene•DNA is a DNA self-collection kit that is completely non-invasive, [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 15:34:00
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
Home Genetic Testing for Alzheimer's?
That fact is even more important now that Walgreens is close to selling a home genetic testing kit that the Washington Post reported on Tuesday can scan genes for a propensity for Alzheimer's disease, breast cancer, diabetes and other ailments. The testing kit, marketed by Pathway Genomics, involves sending in a saliva sample to produce a DNA sample that is tested for genetic markers. The FDA acted quickly in criticizing the kit as lacking in safety, efficacy, and accuracy, and Walgreens announced yesterday that is postponing sales of the kit. In Alzheimer's disease, genetic testing is only [more...]
Date: 2010-05-13 16:50:02
Date: 2010-08-25 04:12:31
DNA from Saliva.... The Newest Tool in Cancer Research?
Oragene, DNA saliva, cancer reserach Recent statistics suggest cancer mortality rates are declining due to better prevention, early detection methods and improved treatments, yet so much remains to be done. With cutting-edge research [more...]
Date: 2010-03-09 16:32:00
Rinse, Swab or Spit -- What's the Real Source of DNA in Saliva?
Saliva also harbours a wide spectrum of genetic data that can be used for genetic research and clinical diagnostic applications. It might surprise you to know that much confusion surrounds the source of genomic DNA in saliva. [more...]
Date: 2010-03-31 15:00:00
Where to Learn More About Pre and Post Natal Paternity DNA Testing ...
Further development came and persons now carry out paternity testing. The samples obtained for screening are very appropriate. Furthermore, paternity diagnostic tests has been an uncomplicated process. A assortment of alternatives for paternity assessment is available. You can find invasive, non-invasive, and others additional favorable collection of samplings for DNA assessment. Invasive type of paternity DNA assessment consists of amniocentesis and chronic villus sampling (CVS). Instances of non-invasive form, that are safer than invasive ones, are fetal genetic material assessment. Other [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 22:08:31
Date: 2010-08-26 01:23:40
Cheap DNA test diagnoses genetic diseases | TG Daily
Quick, cheap gene tests for many diseases could be just around the corner, with the development of a DNA test that works on a drop of saliva. "This technology offers a speedy, cost-efficient alternative to existing methods of DNA analysis," says Dr Juan Diaz-Mochon of Edinburgh University's School of Chemistry. "Our method could help reach the goal of complete genome analysis in a few hours for less than $1,000." The researchers say that the test, based on chemical analysis, delivers reliable results without the need for expensive enzymes used in conventional DNA testing. It's successfully [more...]
Date: 2010-02-16 15:29:22
TRENDBIRD (What's Next Big Thing ?) :: Doggy DNA Is A Growing Business
The system, called PooPrints, collects saliva swabs from every dog in a participating area and registers the DNA in a central database. When residents find dog droppings, they mail them to BioPet. Technicians then match the DNA to reveal the offending owner. Boyd, 71, charges $29.95 for each pet he enrolls and $49.95 per poop test. "There's a major problem with dog crap, especially where kids play," he says. "It's a health hazard." At least one property manager is skeptical. Mary Gwyn, founder and co-owner of Apartment Dynamics, a High Point, N.C. company that manages eight apartment [more...]
Date: 2009-03-04 00:04:00
Investigators gingerly peeled back the brittle lining of the small ...
Belle Gunness was raising all three on her farm. Andrea Simmons, the researcher leading the team, said they want to do DNA testing to determine if the children were Gunness' biological offspring. "I think it gives more insight into who she was if any one of them were her biological children," said Simmons, an attorney-turned-forensic anthropologist, who has spent years delving into the murky past of a woman known as "Lady Bluebeard." The children's bones might offer yet another clue, Simmons said. By reconstructing the skulls, the researchers should be able to learn if they were bludgeoned [more...]
Date: 2008-05-14 18:34:38
What Exactly is a DNA Cheek Swab Saliva Test?
My son deserves to know his father and spend time with him. Plus, his father should be helping to care for him financially. I didn’t make my little boy on my own. I still need to find out What is a DNA Cheek Swab Saliva Test [more...]
Date: 2010-06-29 07:56:07
Gang Stalking World » Report: Israeli scientists discover way to ...
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 author of the scientific paper, Dr. Dan Frumkin as saying that the study shows “you can just engineer a crime scene” adding “any biology undergraduate could perform [more...]
Date: 2010-10-01 17:46:46
09/25/2010: Forensic DNA Testing for Paternity and Genealogy
Most DNA testing labs collect DNA from cheek cells, saliva, and sometimes blood of living subjects. Many people have asked me if hair or other artifacts can be used to recover DNA. Here is a link to a website that discusses that subject [more...]
Date: 2010-09-25 16:56:57
Better Regulation for On-line Health Information and Services ...
Online genetic tests are often promoted online to find out the risks factors of several serious diseases like diabetes, heart diseases, Parkinson's disease or cancer. People who purchase these tests online have to provide their DNA sample, generally saliva, for the analysis. Prof. Hood said, “Better regulation is needed to ensure people are fully aware of the limitations of these [more...]
Date: 2010-10-12 13:45:10
The information is that after studies on DNA obtained by saliva samples from 39 of Hitler's relatives living in America and Europe, it has been found that Hitler might have had roots in Africans or Sephardic or Ashkenazi Jews. [more...]
Date: 2010-08-25 15:18:27
Date: 2010-08-25 13:53:01
Forensic News Blog: A Yellow Light to DNA Familial Searches
Investigators could tell that the killer had to be a close relative of Mr. Franklin and narrowed it down to his father, Lonnie Franklin Jr., after they found the father’s DNA in saliva on a discarded slice of pizza. Lonnie Franklin Jr. was charged with 10 counts of [more...]
Date: 2010-09-16 19:40:00
TLC's “Little Couple” looks to DNA from saliva for genetic testing
I had the pleasure of speaking with Bill Klein recently to understand how he came to use the Oragene•DNA kit. If you're a follower of the TV show, you'll know that Bill and Jen are hoping to have a baby. They face several challenges [more...]
Date: 2010-09-28 14:44:00
Date: 2010-08-25 16:49:46
History of India: The First Indians (What Our DNA Tells Us ...
For a fee the Genographic Project will send you a kit which you can use to send your DNA back to them for analysis (the DNA sample that I submitted was a tiny saliva sample). The results of my test completely took me by surprise. ..... The data that I provided in the article is based on my DNA test results. The tests were conducted by The Genographic Project. This project is led by National Geographic and by IBM. The information that I provided regarding specific Genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-07-22 04:21:27
DNA Check, Aisle 4: Walgreens to Sell Pathway's Genetic Test ...
Are consumers ready for an over-the-drugstore-counter test that claims to evaluate their odds of developing chronic diseases, becoming obese or having a child with a genetic defect? Pathway Genomics is betting they are, the Washington Post reports. The company plans to sell its Insight genetic test — which costs $20 to $30 for the initial kit plus as much as $249 more, depending on what information the purchaser wants to find out — in about 6,000 Walgreens stores. Consumers send their saliva off to a lab and can opt to have their DNA analyzed for their risk of diseases and conditions [more...]
Date: 2010-05-11 14:30:32
NALP1 in Vitiligo-Associated Multiple Autoimmune Disease — NEJM
DNA was prepared from peripheral-blood specimens with the use of a genomic DNA purification kit (Puregene, Gentra Systems) or from saliva specimens with the use of a DNA self-collection kit (Oragene, DNA Genotek). [more...]
Date: 2007-03-22 05:00:00
Do-It-Yourself DNA Paternity Test Kits Hit The Shelves - Family ...
Last week, The Telegraph reported that fathers who have doubts over paternity of their children will soon be able to buy an over-the-counter DNA test to check. The kit costs £30 and contains swabs to collect saliva samples from the father and the child. Once collected, the samples are sent to a laboratory in New Mexico for analysis, which costs an additional £119. UK consumers can already buy the kit over the internet and the product has been available over-the-counter in America since late 2007. Based on retail sales there and internet sales here, distributor International [more...]
Date: 2009-07-22 08:00:00
Epigenetic change and gene inactivation demonstrated in the saliva ...
A study into the inherited genetic susceptibility of cancer within members of the same family used the Oragene DNA saliva collection [more...]
Date: 2010-07-07 20:15:00
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
Date: 2010-08-26 01:29:45
Salimetrics Launches New Saliva Research Website, Offers Spit Camp,…
Salimetrics' state-of-art saliva research website establishes its leadership in the field of salivary DNA and hormone testing and research. The scientific content-rich site Salimetrics.com showcases...(PRWeb October 01, 2010)Read the full story at [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 07:20:15
The 5 Important Things To Consider About DNA Paternity Tests
He may be deceased or uncontactable, and in these cases blood, saliva, and semen traces can be found, or even hairs can be used for DNA extraction. The preferred source is a buccal swab from inside the cheek, but these others can be used if [more...]
Date: 2010-09-25 02:48:45
DNA testing program altered | UC Health - University of California
The California Department of Public Health has instructed UC Berkeley not to proceed with a portion of its ground-breaking program to educate students about genetic testing and personalized medicine. The program, called “Bring Your Genes to Cal,” allowed incoming students, on a voluntary and anonymous basis, to submit DNA samples, with the promise that they would receive their personal results of tests for three common genetic variants. Some 600 of more than 5,000 incoming freshmen and transfers students have already volunteered their saliva samples and signed consent forms allowing these [more...]
Date: 2010-08-13 00:44:54
DNA Testing- The Process_9585
DNA testing, accordingly, is the scientific process and technique employed to competently identify individuals through their respective DNA features. This is also known in this field by other terms, such as DNA profiling, DNA typing,Nike TN Requin, or genetic fingerprinting. DNA profiles are encrypted sets of numbers that reflect the genetic makeup of a person. This can be used to identify and verify that person accurately. In this technique,mercurial glide, it uses repeat sequences which scientists describe as highly variable. These are what are known technically in this field as the [more...]
Date: 2010-10-05 11:03:33
DNA Testing During Pregnancy
The cool thing is that DNA testing during pregnancy can make such determinations during pregnancy. This can be done by blood or saliva tests after the child is born, but before the child is born, the procedure is a little more complicated. A paternity during pregnancy must be done by a process called an amniocentesis. What is Amniocentesis? With an amniocentesis, the paternity test before birth is done on the amniotic fluid. This can take place between 14 and 20 weeks of pregnancy. With the guidance of an ultrasound, the physician will insert a needle into the uterus and into the amniotic [more...]
Date: 2010-07-03 10:11:55
Date: 2010-08-25 11:15:32
DNA Paternity Test – Popular For Accurate Result
Collecting the sample for the saliva drug test is much easier compared to a urine drug test. Also, the urine test can be easily tampered by the individuals but it is impossible to tamper the results of the saliva [more...]
Date: 2010-10-04 03:16:51
Wisdom Panel Insights Mixed Breed DNA Test | Dog Community ...
Information booklet detailing the test and analysis process. Instruction sheet on how to collect the sample from inside your dog’s cheek. A standard DNA collection swab along with protective sleeve used to send it back. Pre-paid shipping box for sending in your dog’s saliva sample for analysis. Uncover the breeds. That make your dog special. Wisdom Panel™ Insights Doggie DNA Test “The smarter you are about your dog’s past, the smarter you can be about his future.” Where does Buddy get his curly tail from? Why does he love digging holes in the backyard? Could I be doing more to [more...]
Date: 2010-09-03 11:53:36
Government moves to oversee at-home genetic tests - Chicago ...
The FDA first signaled a possible shift in direction after another firm, Pathway Genomics, last month moved to sell genetic test kits through Walgreens drugstores. The plan was quickly shelved, but a high-profile congressional committee launched its own investigation. The tests prompting attention are not the highly specialized DNA scans ordered by physicians. Instead, these consumer-oriented offerings evaluate an individual's risk of developing various illnesses or responding variably to different medications, based on test findings. That is problematic because most of the genetic [more...]
Date: 2010-06-15 01:08:00