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DNA Tests Show Fertility Doctor Jan Karbaat Used Own Sperm To Father 49 Children

Jan Karbaat had impregnated several of his fertility clients using his sperm. His repeated violation of patients over the years resulted in 49 children.

April 15, 2019

New Genetic Analysis May Have Finally Revealed Identity Of Jack The Ripper

Researchers in the United Kingdom claim to have found new evidence that could finally reveal Jack the Ripper's true identity. The study involved DNA testing of semen sample retrieved from one of the crime scenes in 1888.

March 16, 2019

DNA Test Reveals Woman’s Biological Father Is Her Parents' Fertility Doctor

A surprising DNA result from Ancestry.com led a woman from Washington state to file a lawsuit against a fertility doctor. Kelli Rowlette was devastated to learn that the father she grew up with was not her biological dad.

Feature | Culture April 5, 2018

Up To 40 Percent Of Direct-To-Consumer DNA Tests Are Wrong

Direct-to-consumer DNA testing kits shouldn’t be treated as diagnostic tools. A new study claims to have found that these kits have a 40 percent false positive rate, indicating the importance of having raw DNA data properly analyzed by labs.

Public Health April 2, 2018

Couple Trying IVF Treatment Supposedly Learn They Are Twins: What Are The Risks For Children With Blood-Related Parents?

Reports of a young couple finding out they are twins while trying for IVF are circulating the internet. The legitimacy of the story is starting to crack, but what are the risks for children of consanguineous couples?

Feature | Health April 15, 2017

Tumor DNA In Blood Can Track Cancer Development In Real Time

Tumor DNA found in the bloodstream of cancer patients can help doctors track diseases in real time, a new study revealed. A liquid biopsy is more effective and non-invasive, unlike its surgical counterpart.

Life November 5, 2015

Tom Jones Insists He's Not Passing As White – Wants DNA Tested For Black Ancestry

Sir Tom Jones finally wants to settle the question about his ancestry. He declares wanting to have a DNA test done to discover the truth.

Internet Culture November 3, 2015

DNA Can Predict Male Sexual Orientation: Study

A team of researchers claim to have found genetic material in DNA that can predict a man's sexual orientation. Experiments conducted with identical twins and male siblings show that specific genetic "switches" seem to be the key.

Society October 12, 2015

Scientists Work On Simple Saliva Test That Could Detect Breast Cancer Risk

Scientists had initiated a research project that can help determine a woman's breast cancer risk through a simple saliva test only. The success of this endeavor would mean that mammogram and screening requirements would be personalized according to the identified patient risks.

Life October 6, 2015

DNA Test Results Show Former President Warren G. Harding Fathered A Child Out Of Wedlock

DNA tests prove that President Warren G. Harding had a love child with his mistress while in the White House.

Internet Culture August 15, 2015

DNA on fang marks may help identify what snake bit a victim

DNA from fang marks on victims can help identify which snake bit a person. It is very important to find the snake species responsible for biting before starting any treatment.

Life November 5, 2014

New cfDNA test more effective in determining Down Syndrome in fetus, than standard serum screening

A new genetic test that analyzes the free DNA floating in a pregnant woman's blood was proven to be more effective at predicting chromosomal disorders compared with standard screening tests, due to its much smaller incidence of false-positive results. This is significant for women who may no longer have to undergo invasive testing just to confirm the positive results of standard tests.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 28, 2014

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