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Genetic Engineering 101

Genetic engineering is a form of genetic modification in which selected genes are taken from one organism and implanted into another to have a desired effect. Genetic engineering enables researchers to improve all aspects of life by impacting areas such as medicine and pharmaceuticals and agriculture. Genetic engineering or transformation is a popular topic because…

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Fetal DNA Testing – New Parameters

Noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT) of DNA is a new and expanding option for pregnant women. Research has shown it to be accurate for detecting trisomy, in women who are considered low or high risk. Trisomy exists when there are three copies of a chromosome instead of the normal two. Clinical studies have pointed to the…

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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…

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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…

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