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What Is DM In Dogs?

What Is DM In Dogs?

As a top provider of DNA-testing services for dogs, we often get asked, “What is DM in dogs and how can a DNA test help?” Degenerative Myelopathy (DM) is a progressively-degenerative disease affecting the spinal cord. It can start with simple symptoms such as...

Blessed by Science: Response to a Genetic Disease

As much of the world struggles with the moral dilemmas that arise from the answers that genetic testing can and does provide, there are pockets of society that have found ways to embrace technology for the very basic reason of ensuring the longevity of their...

Child Support and Paternity Testing

Child support can be a difficult subject for couples going through a separation or divorce. Some would argue it doesn’t matter whether or not the couple was ever married, when it comes to the care of child; what is most important is that both people involved in the...

Solving crimes and mysteries

A large portion of human DNA does not code for genes (units of DNA that contain instructions for creating proteins). These non-coding regions nevertheless contain much information useful for forensic and other human identification applications. Non-coding regions of...

DNA Testing: Forensic Paternity Test

You’ve seen this plot on TV shows like Law & Order—a woman mysteriously dies, foul play is suspected, and the autopsy finds the woman is pregnant! A DNA test of the fetus is ordered to find out who the father is, and the results usually help solve the mystery and...

What Makes a Legal DNA Paternity Test Court Admissible?

Parents, guardians and custodians of children have good reasons to want to know the legal parents of a child. In some cases, multiple parties might want full or partial custody of a child or visitation rights. Even when custody is not an issue, the courts must often...

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...

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...

What is Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and How is It Used?

Most of us are familiar with the idea that we inherit our genes from both our mother and our father. It’s true that inside every one of our body’s cells there is a roughly equal mix of DNA from our parents. The vast majority of this parental DNA resides in the nucleus...

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