Identity testing has come a long way since the early days and is something that has brought about innovations across a variety of different sectors. The ability to identify and analyze different elements within DNA has proven to be incredibly … Continue reading DNA Fingerprinting 101: What is it & how does it work?
It is a major understatement to say that cell replication is a complex activity. Generation of a new cell really is like “starting over,” but this beginning is a bootstrap operation. DNA Polymerase is key to getting from one cell … Continue reading DNA Polymerase: What is it & What Does it Do?
What is the function of sugar in DNA? DNA is one of the integral building blocks of life. It’s what makes you who you are on the most fundamental level. Strings of nucleotides form together in numerous different combinations, no … Continue reading What is the function of sugar in DNA?
In the past few decades, DNA testing through DNA samples has grown tremendously with technological and medical advancements. DNA is commonly found on items that are physically touched such as clothing, drink bottles, hats, headphones, postage stamps, and tissues. To … Continue reading The Ins and Outs of DNA Samples
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren recently released a genetics dna test to combat Trump’s claim that she had falsely claimed Native American ancestry to help advance her career. Carlos Bustamante, professor of genetic research at Stanford, used Warren’s DNA results in … Continue reading Senator Elizabeth Warren’s DNA Test Answers Trump’s Ancestry Questions… And A Million More
Did you already have your answer in mind after reading the title? I know I did; I immediately thought “siblings, right?” Long story short, yes, you can be genetically closer to your siblings than your parents, but you’re considered to … Continue reading Are You Genetically Closer to Your Parents or Siblings?
Some forms of genetic and scientific research do appear controversial at the outset, like researchers wanting to createhuman-animal chimeras. Whether this is possible or not, only time and research can tell. But the fact is that human chimeras do exist … Continue reading Human Chimeras – They Do Exist