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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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 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 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
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
Feature | Science