DNA Tests prove that the body found under a parking lot belongs to King Richard III; but was he truly a “hunchback?”

Long viewed as a hunchbacked villain, King Richard III may be in for a rewritten history. DNA tests prove that the skeleton found beneath an English car park just a few months ago belongs to the oft-vilified king. But did he really suffer from kyphosis (“hunchback” syndrome)? Technically, no. Kyphosis is a “curving of the…

Human Embryo has Three Parents

A team of scientists reported in the October 24th issue of Nature the successful creation of human embryos using eggs that had their nuclear DNA replaced by with the nucleus from another egg. The eggs were then fertilized in vitro to produce embryos that had genetic material from three sources: the “host” egg containing mitochondrial…

DNA Testing and Adoption: An Interview

If you are interested in how DNA testing can provide answers to the many questions that come up in situations touched by adoption, you’ll want to tune in to an interview with DDC’s chief science officer, Dr. Michael Baird, conducted by Donna Montalbano of Adoption Discussions, a radio program broadcast by WOON in Rhode Island,…