Blessed by Science: Response to a Genetic Disease

As much of the world struggles with the moral dilemmas that arise from the answers that genetic testing can and does provide, there are pockets of society that have found ways to embrace technology for the very basic reason of ensuring the longevity of their communities. Ironically, it is some of the very oldest of…

Child Support and Paternity Testing

Child support can be a difficult subject for couples going through a separation or divorce. Some would argue it doesn’t matter whether or not the couple was ever married, when it comes to the care of child; what is most important is that both people involved in the creation of a life share in the…

DNA Testing Crime

Solving crimes and mysteries

A large portion of human DNA does not code for genes (units of DNA that contain instructions for creating proteins). These non-coding regions nevertheless contain much information useful for forensic and other human identification applications. Non-coding regions of DNA contain many of the markers used for identity testing. Short tandem repeats (STRs) are sequences of…

DNA Diagnostics Center, One of The World’s Largest DNA Testing Labs, Celebrates Their 20th Anniversary

DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), one of the largest commercial DNA testing companies in the world, celebrates its 20(th) anniversary today. Headed by President and CEO, Peter Vitulli, DDC is a consumer services company that focuses on DNA testing across multiple channels and segments. It employs over 200 associates and generates a significant portion of sales…