Genetic Test to Find History of Viruses

Imagine knowing the viruses you’ve been exposed to in the last 5 years! The answer may be here in the form of genetic testing—in a very clever way. Scientists have developed a DNA-based blood test called VirScan that can look back into a person’s exposure to viruses by looking for the anti-bodies that the human…

How DNA Damage Impacts Your Body’s Ability to Heal

The human body’s structure, function, and systemic regulation are controlled by our DNA. Chemicals that make up DNA create codes for proteins that regulate and shape every facet of the body and its organs. This chemical makeup is vulnerable to various natural and man-made environmental compounds, collectively known as mutagens. The results include disease, accelerated…

What is Forensic DNA Testing?

Forensic DNA testing is the use of DNA testing in solving crimes and it has become very useful for law enforcement and achieving true justice. DNA testing has proven useful in both convicting and exonerating criminal suspects in both current and cold cases. Additionally, progress in forensic DNA testing enable results to be provided more…

Can I Take a DNA Test at Home?

Home DNA testing is becoming a more affordable option for people wanting to learn about their potential health concerns, paternity and other genetic questions. You can purchase home DNA test kits online or at your corner pharmacy – simply use the swab provided in the package to wipe the inside of your cheek, or spit…