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The knowledge base has been created with the diverse client needs in mind. The articles are organized so as to guide you and be able to choose the category which most interests you. Please select the section that most interests you, or alternatively browse through the complete collection of articles.

In the paternity testing section the articles are very useful for those thinking of doing a paternity DNA test. The articles are solely related to this type of test and delve into many of the issues people have when thinking of doing a paternity DNA test. You may find articles on how to take your DNA samples, what to look out for when searching for a paternity DNA test etc.

In the Celebrity DNA News and paternity testing section these articles are more common interest based articles. You will find articles about celebrities who have needed paternity DNA tests to solve disputes or how other types of tests have been carried out to identify important people in world history.

DNA Testing Articles

  • DNA Testing Last Hope for Identification of Burned Bodies of Mexican Student Protesters There are currently 28 confirmed burned human remains that are suspected of being those of some of the more than 2,000 students who participated in the protest.
  • Dog DNA testingDog DNA testing: every heard of this? These are tests to determine the genetic health of your dog, answer your questions as to your dogs breed and also your dog’s parentage.
  • Dieting and DNA testing Dieting is not longer about eating less and exercising more. It is about a DNA test; an analysis of your genes which determines your optimal food and exercise plan. 
  • Horse meat DNA testing    It has been over three months now since Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) have discovered the circulation of horse meat on the Irish market.
  • The benefits of discreet DNA testing  The most important benefit of discreet DNA testing it that it can be done in secret of the intended person.  Many of you watch TV shows in which DNA testing present and already have an idea of how this could work.
  • The Man Who Got Pregnant?  Tracy La Gondino and partner Nancy wanted to get married, so Tracy underwent a sex change – halfway through the procedure she got pregnant  – read what happened next
  • Horsemeat Scandal – 100% Undeclared Horsemeat Leads to DNA Testing of Cattle  Europe experienced the horsemeat scandal but with DNA testing undeclared horse meat was found – find out how 
  • Gender Prediction Calculator – Can this really and truly determine a baby’s sex?  A fun way to determine your baby’s sex – use a Gender Prediction Calculator, although not always accurate (50%), it can be very entertaining
  • Is it a boy or a girl? Baby gender quizzes might give you an idea…  Quizzes or sets of questions are found in Woman’s magazines or on the internet –– fun to take part in but obviously far from accurate
  • Private DNA Test  You can carry out a private DNA test to conclusively tell you whether you are or are not the biological father of the child. This is the main advantage of contemporary DNA testing methods- the privacy and anonymity you get and moreover, the conven…
  • The Grandparent test  The Grandparent test is one of the various relationship tests available other than the paternity test itself.  In most cases these types of tests are carried out in order to confirm paternity if the father is not available or has passed away.  A less direct link exists in between…
  • Grandfather to Grandchild testing to Establish Biological Links  There are different types of Relationship tests that can help solve the question of paternity and one of them is the Grandparent DNA test.  The origins of the DNA markers of father are from both the grandfather…
  • The science behind the new non-invasive paternity test  For many years scientists have known that it is possible to detect the unborn child’s DNA in the maternal blood as an early as in the 10th week.  Up to recently, this test could only be done with the help of two invasive procedures carried out by the gynaecologist.
  • Know the Baby’s Gender – Cabbage Test  In the olden days there was no other way to detect the gender of an expecting mother’s unborn child.  As many pregnant woman to had to endure nine whole months of pregnancy whilst feeling curious if the baby they carry is a boy or a girl
  • Home Paternal Testing in the UK  Recent years have seen a significant increase in the use of home paternal testing in the UK. For those seeking to do a home paternity test it has never been easier, cheaper or more accurate …
  • Sperm Testing and Information about this test  Sperm testing can be one of two things: either actual DNA testing of the sperm sample in order to extract a DNA profile or a type of test that will simply tell you whether a suspected semen stain is really semen or just some other stain. This arti …
  • Sample Paternity Test Result  Paternity DNA testing is one of the most scientific means up to date of determining whether a putative father is the biological father of a given child. Having access to sample paternity test results can indeed help you comprehend the terms used- of c …
  • Carrying out a DNA Test between Brothers and Sisters  There a number of DNA tests which can be done between siblings. We shall briefly look into the most important ones and provide the information about how to go about these tests and anything else that is important for those wishing …
  • Baby Gender Test: Know the Sex of your Baby  Baby gender tests are a well-established and scientific approach toward determining the gender of your child. You can easily carry out the boy or girl test nowadays and moreover, the sample needed is extremely simple to collect …
  • Cheap Paternity DNA tests- Why are they Cheap?  Cheap paternity tests get some people itching. Have you been shopping around for a cheap paternity test? Or perhaps have you been wondering whether to pick the more expensive paternity test? Will you get better quality for more money if the test i …
  • Alfie Patten, 13, becomes father but later takes a Paternity Test  Alfie Patten, at the tender of age of just 13 and barely 4 foot tall has become a dad. However, doubts later arose and a paternity test was required. This is of course much to the shock but not surprise of many. In February 2009, …
  • Changing the Name on a Child’s birth Certificate. Will I need a Paternity DNA Test?  A birth certificate is a legal document; changing the name on a birth certificate is not an easy thing to do. DNA paternity testing might help depending on the particular circumstances. But let’s begin with some basic inform …
  • Alleged father in Prison? DNA Testing on Inmates DNA testing in prison is not as straightforward as if the alleged father where not in prison. Paternity testing is highly accurate and is the standard and most accurate means of knowing whether a putative father is actually the biological dad of a …
  • Feline DNA Testing  There is a growing demand for feline DNA testing. The demand for this test comes from vets, cat lovers, cat breeders and registries. Cat genes and the cat DNA genome have now been mapped which means much can be done to help our feline friends as well as helping br …
  • The UK Home Office and Immigration Testing  The UK Home Office is responsible for anything related to immigration and passports as well as drug policies. The office is a crucial part of your immigration test which will be explained better further in this article. Originally …
  • Prenatal DNA testing  If you do not wish to wait until after the baby’s birth to know who the father is, then you can have a prenatal test carried out. homeDNAdirect UK does not offer prenatal testing, we can however, give you information about the prenatal test …
  • Hair DNA Testing  The standard for paternity testing and other DNA tests is the oral swab. This is because a swab is so simple to use and offers a high success rate. However, many people inquire about using other samples for testing. Hair DNA testing is in fact one …
  • DNA Databases, Genetic Finger Printing and Crime-Solving  Genetic testing has become the standard and most accurate means of determining issues of Paternity through the use of Paternity DNA testing, forensic tests in crime-solving, immigrations tests and several other types of DNA testing. Moreover, the …
  • Identical Twins, Donald and Ronald Smith in Murder case: Twin DNA tests proves Ineffective as Evidence  Thousand of crimes have been solved thanks to DNA testing. Better than a fingerprint, a DNA print is far more unique. In a murder case involving identical twins (such as the case with Ronald Smith and Donald Smith) DNA testing results can pro …
  • What DNA Tests Cannot tell You  DNA testing is a secure means of establishing paternity issues and finds extensive use in infidelity tests, relationship tests and many other tests. Given the growing use of DNA testing, it makes sense to be aware of what a DNA test can or cannot …
  • Fredrick Peacock: Forensic DNA testing saves the wrongly convicted  Forensic DNA testing has come to the rescue of Fredrick Peacock who was convicted of rape thirty years ago, before the advent of DNA testing. Peacock is just one of several hundreds of Americans who have been exo …
  • Relationship DNA testing: The Mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) test  Advances in the fields of genetic testing means that today you can do a number of DNA tests that can establish whether biological relationships exists between people. DNA testing can be carried out using two types of DNA found in human cells: nuclear DNA or mitochondrial DNA (called MtDNA for …
  • What is DNA Testing?  DNA testing is the use of a person’s genetic information to determine a particular outcome. The basis of DNA testing is that each individual has unique DNA which therefore means that it is possible to highly discriminate between samples to odds of 1 in 6 billion. …
  • How to I obtain a free DNA kit?  To collect your DNA samples to perform the paternity test or any other DNA test, you will require a free DNA test kit that will be supplied from the Company you have ordered from.DNA testing has now become the most widely used test for confirming bi …
  • What Factors Affect the Cost of a DNA Test  DNA Testing is now the most common method used nowadays to confirm biological relationships. The most common and widely used is the DNA Paternity Test to confirm the relationship between an alleged father and …

Paternity Testing Articles

  • At Home Paternity testing: the top five benefits  At home paternity testing has, for the past few years, become possible and is also becoming the preferred option.  With the many advances in the field of DNA testing with the most modern technology, testing at home has become a possibility …
  •  Cost of a DNA paternity test and the NHS  The price of a DNA Paternity test can differ greatly from one company to another and also depends on the type of test chosen. Most DNA testing providers offer two or more options …
  • Information about Free Paternity DNA Testing  You will not be able to get a free paternity DNA test on the NHS (National Health Service). However, do not think that DNA testing is exorbitantly expensive nowadays. In fact, changes and new methods in DNA testing methodology as well as the huge demand and awareness of the u …
  • Over the Counter DNA Testing Kits  Over the counter DNA testing kits have been available for a while in the US and have recently hit the shelves in UK’s Boots. There of course, online DNA testing companies offering the same thing but obviously the kit is sent …
  • DNA Paternity Test Kit  Your DNA paternity test kit is an integral part of your DNA testing experience. Most companies doing DNA tests in fact provide kits which are a great way of making the DNA testing easier and more efficient. …
  • Your Paternity Test Result  Knowing what to expect when you receive your paternity test result will help you. The result is scientifically explained and has a number of different parts to it; of course, the result is either an inclusion of paternity or perhaps an exclusion b …
  • The Home Test Kits For Paternity DNA Testing  The vast bulk of DNA tests are now carried out at home. Paternity DNA tests, ancestry testing, twin Zygosity tests- these are just some of the ones that can be done at home using a home testing kit. Once you have collected your samples all you nee …
  • Blood or Saliva Sample in a Paternity DNA test?  DNA paternity testing is highly accurate and now many companies offer the possibility to collect your own saliva samples in the comfort of your own home and then simply send these samples in for laboratory testing. Saliva is the r …
  • Amelogenin Sex Gene and Paternity DNA Testing  DNA paternity testing is the most reliable method to scientifically ascertain whether an alleged father is the biological father of a child. The testing can determine whether genetic relationships really exist between relatives. The test involves …
  • Using Discreet DNA/Forensic Samples with a Low Success Rate  DNA testing allows the use of many DNA samples. A paternity test, infidelity test and all tests the company offers can usually be done with many potential sources of DNA. For each DNA source, the company you choo …
  • Ethical Issues to Consider when doing a DNA test  Paternity DNA testing is a reliable and accurate means of determining paternity. Nowadays, other tests such as ancestry tests, can give you invaluable information that you may need to find peace of mind. However, DNA testing does give rise to some …
  • Ancestry DNA testing, Paternity test and other DNA tests – dilemmas and issues  There is today a big demand for DNA tests- anything from paternity DNA tests, ancestry DNA tests and a myriad of DNA tests – and many companies now supply DNA testing services using the highest standard of DNA testing technology. DNA tests are qui …
  • Performing a Home Paternity Test  The home paternity test has now become a common practice in the field of DNA Testing. It is now possible to perform a DNA paternity test from the comfort of your home by simply ordering a DNA home paternity test kit. Once your order is placed the kit will be sent to the address p …

Celebrity DNA News and Paternity Testing

DNA Testing News

  • Positive Reviews for homeDNAdirect on DNAtestingchoice  homeDNAdirect has received a number of positive reviews by satisfied customers on DNAtestingchoice. DNAtestingchoise is a authorative site that offers people who have done a home DNA test the chance to leave their feedback and their own experience with a company. DNAtestingchoice publishes reviews whether positive or negative. This means that clients who are looking to do a DNA test can rely on this site to find real and honest client testimonials. DNAtestingchoice is a good start when you are researching information about companies offering home DNA tests.
  • INTERPOL: DNA Testing for Bio-contraband animals  In a police action becoming more and more commonplace as DNA testing for species gains technological know-how, INTERPOL has begun using this advance detection technique. 
  • DNA Testing used to Solve Couple’s Murder one month apart The community of Cape Town, New Zealand, is in shock after a series of murders on a local pensioner’s farm in Phillipines.  The discovery of the lifeless body of farmer Arnold Schultz, 68, was found in October, 2012, in his own backyard comes on the heels of another savage crime in cold blood on the very same property. 
  • Read about Unusual Genetic Disorders Are you intrigued by the nature of some  genetic diseases? Some genetic disease are just so rare that scientists only know so much about them. The human genome has essentially only recently been mapped and scientists have begun to better understand the nature of genetic disease, their hereditary patterns and the genes responsible.
  • A Case of Cross-Border Immigration and Fraud People wishing to join relatives or their spouses in another country will often need to go through certain immigration procedures. In many countries, this may involve doing a DNA test; for example, a mother in South America may wish to join her daughter who is legally residing in the US.
  • X Chromosome Testing, Mismatches and Fragile X The X chromosome test is the ideal test if you are two or more females who wish to know if you have the same dad. X chromosomes in males are inherited from their mother whilst and X chromosome in females are inherited from both their mother and their father. The test gives a very accurate result. 
  • Collection of DNA Samples using Buccal Swabs  Central to your paternity DNA test is collecting DNA samples; you will be well guided and although collecting DNA sounds like a big, scientific endeavor it actually very simple and straightforward- far from rocket scientist material. Oral swabs are the way to go about sample collection.
  • Confidential and Private Home DNA Testing Private DNA testing is testing done in the ease of your own home with all the privacy and confidentiality you require when doing such tests. The use of private DNA tests has soared over the past decade and it is now the most widespread means of determining paternity.
  • Doing a Sperm Test  It is possible to do a sperm test. People usually just want to confirm if a stain they have found is sperm or not. In cases of suspected infidelity, it might even be worth considering an infidelity DNA test with the suspected sperm sample. There is also home male fertility test, but this is not related to the article.
  • Hair DNA Testing used in Criminal Investigation Thanks to hair DNA testing, Jason Maestrello, 34, accused and charged with two counts of murder in 2005 in Cornwall, Canada has had evidence of the murders linked back to him. Maestrello and his murder accomplices are said to have taken a boat to dump some clothes, towels, and guns into St. Lawrence River. DNA tests on hairs found on the towel in the river waters proved to belong to Maestrello.
  • At Home Paternity Testing Information  At home paternity testing is probably the most convenient and practical way of doing a paternity test. That is, of course, if you do not need to get the test done for legal purposes.
  • Do you share the same Maternal Line?  Take a Maternal Lineage DNA Test  Maternal lineage testing is a DNA test designed to tell you about your ancient maternal roots. The test is done by testing what is called Mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) – a type of DNA we inherit only from our mothers. All male and female children inherit their MtDNA from their mother, but it is only females who can pass it on. Maternal lineage testing can be done with both males and females.
  • Paternity Rights: The Situation in the UK  Paternity rights are a big issue at the moment. Unsurprisingly, most dad’s have paternity rights which they are not aware of, perhaps, because paternity rights have only recently emerged when compared to the whole notion of maternity rights and maternity leave.
  • homeDNAdirect UK wishes you a Prosperous New Year HomeDNAdirect UK has ended yet another year successfully. We have worked hard at optimizing our operations and stepping up on customer care so as to offer the most competent and professional advice and guidance possible. homeDNAdirect offers a range of DNA tests including paternity DNA testing and DNA testing for immigration. 
  • Cheap Paternity Testing There are many companies nowadays offering cheap paternity tests. Paternity testing is a life changing decision, or at least has the potential to change one’s life and often people seeking such tests may question the price as they want the quality of service to be outstanding and often, as consumers, we are conditioned to think that there is a link between price and quality (which to some extent there is).
  • Bobby Fischer Paternity Test Result The results of Bobby Fischer’s paternity test results are out and finally it is known that Jinky Jong is not his biological daughter. The nine year old girl from the Philippines had earlier this year come forward with her mother who claimed her daughter to be the child of Bobby Fischer and thus, entitled to his estate.
  • DNA Paternity Test in Eastenders Spurs Sales in this Type of Test The new twist to the Eastenders drama has got everyone gripped on the “who’s the daddy?” issue. And a DNA paternity test has come solve the problem. The unknown daddy dilemma and paternity disputes are a hugely current concern with many people in today’s society.
  • The DNA Paternity Test Kit  Central to the paternity test is the DNA paternity test kit. Paternity DNA testing is the definitive means of establishing whether an alleged father is the biological father of a child or not. DNA analysis relies on very advanced scientific methodology though of course, different laboratories adopt different standards.
  • Black Parents have White Baby but Father Refuses Paternity Test  Imagine the scene – you are a black father and your black wife is expecting your baby. She goes into labour and you anxiously wait to see your beautiful child brought into the light of this world; you can’t wait to hear that cry of a new born. The baby is born, but to your utter shock- the baby is white. Normally rage would ensure and many fathers would be absolutely sure the child was not theirs- their reaction would be to seek a paternity test.   However, when this happened to Ethelbert Ofor he refused a paternity test- not because he was sure the white baby couldn’t be his but because he was sure it was.

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Prenatal DNA Testing Articles

  • Down Syndrome: Basic Information  Down Syndrome is a very common genetic disorder. It was not properly identified and described until the later years of the nineteenth century by a doctor named John Langdon Down. Due to his extensive work he earned the title of the “father” of the disorder. Before Down’s time there were other doctors who generally recognized the condition, but Down did extensive research and information gathering specifically on Down’s Syndrome.
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