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Forensic and DNA Services at Maxxam Analytics TheDNALAB, a division of Maxxam Analytics, is the largest and most experienced private DNA laboratory in Canada.
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We’re bringing you the latest DNA news stories behind the science.


DNA Testing is more than the science that happens in our labs. Find out why we do what we do!

At TheDNALab we want to share the latest DNA news stories from around the world. DNA testing is important in satisfying human curiosity, answering legal battles, solving mysteries and uncovering secrets. We will update our news page to give you stories about DNA testing and the power of DNA from around the world.

The stories. The outcomes. The people.

DNA Testing is more than our behind the scenes work at our labs. As much as we love science, we also love stories about people who have used DNA testing and the innovations in the industry. In our news section,  you can explore stories about:

  • Memorable legal battles that made headlines. You’ll learn why DNA Testing made a difference.
  • How DNA is used in every day proceedings
  • The power of DNA Testing for individuals and families
  • Heritage connections that can be made from DNA testing
  • New technology and advancements in the DNA testing industry
September 4, 2018

Breaking Down a Maxxam Forensic Report

A forensic report is the formal release of results for all the testing that has been performed on the items that were submitted in a case. If a case is forensic […]

August 2, 2018

UNDERSTANDING FORENSIC DNA AND STATISTICS

While the DNAlab, a division of Maxxam Analytics International Corporation, is the leading paternity/immigration DNA testing facility in Canada, it is also home […]

July 4, 2018

The History of DNA

What is DNA?  When and how was it discovered?  How do we use it to determine relationships between people?  These are some questions you might be asking your […]

May 2, 2018

Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

One of the techniques and analyses used to assist investigators is bloodstain pattern analysis (BPA). Bloodstain pattern analysis refers to the analysis of the […]

April 3, 2018

Special Samples – Submission of non-standard samples for DNA testing

What is the typical type of sample collected?
To understand what qualifies as a special sample it is important to first understand what the common types of samp […]

March 2, 2018

Billy Jamieson’s Shrunken Body DNA Analysis

Lights, camera, ACTION! Just over eight years ago, TheDNALAB, a division of Maxxam Analytics, had the privilege of sampling a rare shrunken body artefact as a p […]

January 10, 2018

Accreditation and TheDNALab

Did you know that TheDNALab, which is solely owned and operated by Maxxam Analytics, was the first private laboratory in Canada to be accredited under the foren […]

December 12, 2017

Understanding How Twin DNA Testing Works

Paternity and Forensic Twin DNA Testing
 Twins are often stereotyped as being clones and are expected to be “identical”. A common question posed in the pat […]

November 6, 2017

Fighting the CSI Effect with TheDNALAB

Forensic Science and CSI
Forensic Science, in its most basic definition, is the application of science to law. It is an umbrella term used to describe professio […]

August 31, 2017

Learn About Immigration DNA Testing in Canada

Immigration DNA Testing is a key process of the Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) department through the government of Canada. The CIC requires DNA test […]