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DNA Identification: The New Fingerprint

Since 1892 when Juan Vucetich made the first criminal identification using fingerprints, the technique of fingerprinting has become a key tool for forensic investigators worldwide. Fingerprints—the pattern resulting from the tiny ridges, whorls and valley patterns on the tip of each finger—are left when we touch surfaces and leave behind substances from our hands (such as…


AABB Accredited DNA Testing: Why It Matters

When people think of DNA testing, they often associate it with words like reliable, high-tech, and accurate. However, the reality is that DNA testing is only as good as the laboratory that performs the testing. In the absence of a government agency that regulates or oversees DNA family relationship testing, laboratories and consumers rely on…


60 Years of DNA Discovery

April 25, international DNA Day, marks the 60th anniversary of the landmark publications in Nature announcing the structure of the DNA helix by James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin, and their colleagues.  Since then, the innovations and discoveries made in the field of DNA and genetics have far exceeded everyone’s expectations. The timeline below…