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Home DNA Tests: A Complete Guide

Are you curious about home DNA tests and the answers they could bring you? Whether it's confirming paternity, maternity, or family relationships, these convenient and discreet cheek swab test kits...
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Are At-Home Paternity Tests Accurate?

Facing uncertainty about a child's biological father can place immense emotional strain on anyone. At The DNA Lab, we understand the importance of resolving these doubts with both compassion and...
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How accurate is a DNA test?

Most DNA tests are highly accurate. Over the years, DNA sequencing has become more accessible in terms of price and being able to perform the procedure entirely at home. The process of reading...
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Researchers Collect DNA From the Air – Potential for New Ecological, Health and Forensic Applications

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that animal DNA shed within the environment can be collected from the air. The proof-of-concept study, published in the...
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Do genetic differences make some people more susceptible to COVID-19?

Coronavirus affects people differently – some infected develop life-threatening disease, while others remain asymptomatic. And a year after COVID-19 emerged, it’s still unclear why. To try and answer this question,...
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Researchers can now collect and sequence DNA from the air

We shed DNA everywhere. That includes the air, according to a new study. We leave DNA all over the place, including in the air, and for the first time, researchers...
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Why does DNA spontaneously mutate? Quantum physics might explain.

Quantum mechanics, which rules the world of the teensy-tiny, may help explain why genetic mutations spontaneously crop up in DNA as it makes copies of itself, a recent study suggests....
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The study challenges gold standard for validating DNA sequencing results

A study by researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) is challenging traditional practices for validating DNA sequencing results. The research suggests that newer, faster, "next-generation" DNA sequencing...
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The structure of DNA

In the early 1950s, the identity of genetic material was still a matter of debate. The discovery of the helical structure of double-stranded DNA settled the matter — and changed...
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