Paternity Testing and Your “Genes”

Recently, news on the DNA front has revolved around the U.S. Court of Appeals’ approval of a patent involving genes that are used to evaluate a person’s risk of developing breast cancer. It is common knowledge that we inherit genes from our parents, and you may be wondering if the genes being discussed in the…

New Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test

We’re pleased to announce that DDC is now offering a non-invasive option for those who would like to determine paternity before the baby is born. Unlike traditional prenatal paternity testing, which uses a fetal sample obtained by an OB-GYN through amniocentesis or CVS sampling, the non-invasive test only uses the mother’s blood to detect free-floating…

DDC’s European Office Renews UK Certification

  DDC is not only the leading laboratory for private paternity DNA tests in the United States—DDC also provides the same accessible and reliable services worldwide. Recently, DDC has successfully completed the annual review by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Justice, a rigorous inspection that only a few U.S. laboratories have achieved. Our London DNA…

DDC Veterinary Offers Multiple-Test Discounts for Dog DNA Tests

Since 2003, DDC’s Veterinary Division has offered DNA testing for animals, providing breeders and veterinarians with reliable and accurate parentage verification as well as several inherited trait and disease tests. In recent years, DDC has added an increasing number of available tests for canines, from detecting inherited disorders such as Exercise-Induced Collapse and Centronuclear Myopathy…

Happy Father’s Day from DDC

This Father’s Day weekend, we’d like to highlight some of our DNA tests that you might find interesting: • Paternal Lineage Test — A perfect gift for any Dad, this test will reveal a man’s direct geographic roots dating back hundreds or thousands of years. It is based on the Y chromosome, which is passed…

A Memorial Day DNA Story

A Central Pennsylvania news source reports on the story of how DNA helped to finally solve the mystery of a World War II soldier who died in a plane crash—and whose family has been wondering about his remains for over 65 years. The remains, which have a long history of being dug up and reburied…

Privacy in Paternity Testing

Paternity is all over the media lately—with the Maury show, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent revelation, and the increasing attention that several U.S. states are paying to the role of paternity testing in child support scenarios. You might be in a paternity situation and wondering, is there any privacy in paternity testing? Yes, there is. DDC was…