The rise of direct-to-consumer DNA testing has been revolutionary to say the least. Today, people can quickly get their DNA tested for a wealth of information.
One of the most common uses of DNA testing is in uncovering family genealogy. Using consumer DNA testing services, individuals can now uncover their family lines going back several generations. One can identify his or her racial makeup, familial ties and geographical background.
There are many online services offering DNA testing for ancestry purposes, including leaders AncestryDNA, Family TreeDNA and 23andme. For a quick overview & comparison of each test, check out MyFamilyDNATest.com.
Once you receive your DNA test results, analyzing the raw data can be difficult unless you are a bit of a genetic expert. To help people make sense of the data from their genealogical DNA tests, several tools have been developed.
Below, we take a quick look at 4 of the most popular tools to use for gleaning more information from your personal DNA data. Continue reading “4 Tools to Analyze Your Personal DNA” »
In ancestry research are so many questions often left unanswered regarding your family history, especially if you missed some key relatives in your tree.
Hence, the need for genealogy resources online.
In this blog, we have outlined some very important tips to help as you explore the journey to family history smoothly. Continue reading “Researching Genealogy Online? Here are Ten Tips” »
Individuals who are abusing prescription drugs often have choices being made daily. They are making these choices because they are either addicted or just want to get or stay high. While every person has their own reasons, often it’s because their life isn’t in the place that they wish.Instead of changing it, they choose to be on drugs instead. While there could be different reasons, mainly it’s because they donèt have anything they want to become or have the courage to be.
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DNA testing isn’t just making genealogy and regeneration technologies thrive. STD tests are is undergoing a DNA revolution right now, too.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) remain a reality in even the most developed society, and all sexually active people are at risk of contracting them.
As most of the STDs exist in the body without any symptoms manifesting, many go undetected, and this poses a threat to an individual’s health. Early STD testing ensures the proper management of a society’s sexual health.
NAAT Testing Takes Off
With the latest technological advancements in the DNA testing technology, it is now possible to detect STD infections earlier and with more accuracy. Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAATs) are the latest technological development to detect the specific components of Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) being applied to this arena. Continue reading “DNA Technology Tranforms Yet Another Industry: STD/STI Tests” »
Family genealogy research is something many struggle with, but for millions they don’t know anything about their ancestors.
This is a real shame, because our ancestors make us who we are. Hundreds of years may pass or even decades, but that doesn’t mean to say we should forget about our forefathers – we should take the time to get to know them.
Today, ancestry research has become a lot easier with the widespread availability of new technologies including:
Here are ten steps to finding your ancestors using these new technologies. Continue reading “Ten Steps to Finding Your Ancestors” »
Learning about your family genealogy can be a powerful lesson in life.
Most people want to know who they are and where they come from; this is why genealogy a much sought after tool.
But when you have the ability to learn deeply about your personal family history and read their stories, it can change the way you motivate and think about yourself.
There are dozens of great genealogy resources available online today.
However, when you’re using online genealogy services, how sure can you be? How can you verify what you learn?
Continue reading “Five Steps to Verifying Online Genealogy Sources” »
Did you know that your DNA can be used to identify your ancestors?
From Genetics to Genealogy
DNA genealogy uses traditional genealogy plus the latest genetic test data to understand and match you to new relatives and ancestors.
Genealogical DNA testing can mathematically determine the level of genetic relationship between two individuals.
DNA is deoxyribonucleic acid, and is the information code of life. DNA is passed down from generation to generation, forever connecting relatives to one another – even if you don’t know who you are. Continue reading “Using DNA Genealogy To Identify New Ancestors” »