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DNA Knowledge Base

The knowledge base is an archive of diverse and useful information related to DNA testing. If you are thinking of doing a paternity DNA test, a relationship DNA test or any other DNA test, the knowledge base can provide you with a lot of information. We try to regularly add different articles that we believe will be useful and informative. Each article is written with the reader in mind and we have struck balance and managed to create DNA testing articles that are succinct and informative.

Articles are grouped under headings so as to make you search easier. The articles that are related to DNA testing but linked to celebrities are under Celebrity DNA News and Paternity testing. Here, you will find anything ranging from paternity DNA tests done by Hollywood stars to perhaps how DNA testing has been used to solve cases involving historical figures. Since paternity DNA testing is by far the test that is most in demand, a specific section about paternity testing has been created, which has been of course, named Paternity Testing Articles. Here you will find much of the information you need and the Knowledge base can save you a lot of valuable time browsing through internet websites that many times do not give you the information you are looking for.

DNA Testing Articles

  • Male lineage relationship testing: the Y-Chromosome  There are various situations where one might consider carrying out a Y Chromosome test.  It is also quite common that the Y Chromosome is used for identification purposes or to detect the presence of males from another family …
  • Old wives tales – Guessing the Baby Gender   When you become pregnant knowing the gender becomes the most exciting thing.  You will constantly plagued by the question is it a boy or is it a girl?, You probably at times find yourself wondering what it would be like to have a girl or what would it be like to have a boy …
  • Genetic Predisposition Testing: Depression  Genetic predisposition testing for depression is a field of research which is indeed growing and will, when fully developed, provide much relief to people afflicted and who will be afflicted by this condition. Depression will be t …
  • Can one really tell their Baby Gender by using Chinese Astrology?  Chinese Astrology for baby gender is popular today and used worldwide – being 95% accurate it comes as no surprise
  • DNA Test Result  DNA Test results are often kept simple and easy to understand although of course, there must be a scientific approach to them. Any DNA test results, whichever the test, or most likely, even whichever the DNA testing company doing your test, will have give results with very si …
  • Health Genetic Testing  Genetic testing to tell you more about your health and well-being? Well, today, science has developed a genetic predisposition test which can tell you more than you can imagine about what is in your genes. Knowing what is in your genes can help yo …
  • Ancestry Test  A simple ancestry DNA test can tell you a lot of information about your origins. In fact, specifically, you can do an ancestry test. Ancestry testing can be of several types, depending on what exactly you want to find out. An ancestry DNA test can also make a great gift for s …
  • Stool DNA Testing  A stool DNA test has drawn much media attention as means of knowing whether one suffers from colon cancer. There is only one stool DNA test currently one the market and although it still has not yet been approved by all the relevant authorities it …
  • Prenatal Testing for Paternity  Prenatal testing is a means of knowing whether the alleged father of a child is the biological father or not- unlike regular or standard paternity tests however, this test is carried out during pregnancy. The test is, for some, rather controversia …
  • DNA Testing: The Controversial DNA Database-Would you want your DNA in it?  Genetic testing has become big. One can do several kinds of tests ranging from paternity DNA testing to relationships DNA testing to ancestry testing and many more. Our genetic information is unique, so unique that it can be an i …
  • Answering the Question: What is DNA testing?  DNA is our hereditary material and encodes all our genetic information. Answering the question ‘What is DNA testing’ is not easy and defies being explained in layman’s terms. The structure of our DNA has been studied for many dec …
  • DNA Testing – What is it?  DNA testing is based on the discovery that each individual has a DNA profile that is unique to him or herself, to the extent that only one in six billion people will have the same DNA profile as the other. Therefore our DNA profile can be used as …
  • What does the cost of a DNA test depend on?  The cost of a DNA test will depend on a variety of factors as listed below. DNA Testing has now become very widely available and can be used for a variety of purposes. Quality of the DNA Test The cost of a DNA test wi …
  • How do I obtain a Home DNA sampling kit?  Nowadays, the majority of paternity tests are carried out using a home DNA sampling kit. Up until recent times many people were discouraged from carrying out a DNA paternity test due to the fact that this kind of test was not easily available, tended to be expensive and invol …
  • Types of DNA samples in DNA Testing: Low Success Rate Samples (part 2)  There are many DNA samples one can use in a paternity test or any other type of DNA test as an alternative to standard saliva samples. You can use discreet samples (sometimes referred to as forensic DNA samples) when a person who is required to ta …
  • Atlanta Identical twins Ronald and Donald Smith Murder case: Twin DNA testing Proves Useless  Atlanta Identical twins Ronald and Donald Smith Murder case: Twin DNA testing Proves UselessTwin DNA testing can today tell us a lot about the genetic makeup of twins. The DNA profiles of identical twins will be exactly the same whilst the DNA profile of fra …
  • DNA Testing – What it Cannot Tell You  DNA testing can tell you many things. Nowadays Paternity DNA tests can clearly establish whether an individual is a child’s biological father. Tracking your ancestry can be done by means of an ancestry test and now there is a growing demand …
  • Murder case | Forensic DNA samples tested  Murder cases systematically rely on finding and testing DNA samples to indentify victims and link alleged the perpetrators to the crime scene and their victims. Significantly, the accuracy and advances in the field  of DNA testing means that forensic …
  • MtDNA testing (MtDNA testing) to find Maternal Lineage in Relationship DNA test  Mitochondrial DNA (MtDNA) is a type of DNA found in the cell mitochondria. Cells are made up of a number of components and one of these cell components is the mitochondrion (plural: mitochondria). The cell mitochondria are responsible for providing our cells with the energy they …

Paternity Testing Articles

  • The ins and outs of the New Prenatal Paternity Test  Prenatal paternity testing has finally taken a step ahead.   Only a few years back it was only possible to do through invasive procedures done by the gynaecologist
  • Who is My Daddy? Identical Twins in Confusing Paternity Case  A puzzling case concerning identical twins – Holly Marie Adams the mother had sexual relationships with both men – no wonder it confused all involved
  • Solving paternity without the father  Solving the question of paternity when the father is deceased can be done through different types of relationship DNA test and also in the comfort of your home.  It is always recommended to …
  • Home Paternity Testing in Canada   Have that lingering question in your mind: “Am I the father?” Due to advances in DNA technology, there has been a sharp increase in the number of home paternity testing in Canada …
  • Over the Counter Paternity Testing  The trend to buy over the counter paternity tests has not yet caught on everywhere and is in fact still very much an idea which most have no quite warmed up to. Paternity testing is a big market and the demand keeps soaring as more and more people …
  • Home Paternity Test  A home paternity test is really the most simple and straightforward means of finding answers to your doubts as to who is the father of a child. You can of course choose to the legal paternity test, but this is really not worth it unless you need to be armed to go to court and …
  • What to do if you Think Someone may Cheat in a Paternity DNA Test  Cheating in a paternity is a very serious matter; moreover, chances are that the cheater will get caught out. However, those who consider cheating will still likely try or may not be aware that they will be outwitted by the laboratories. DNA does …
  • Sample Paternity Test Result  Here we provide paternity sample paternity test results which you can use as a guideline to know what your result will look like. Paternity testing is in huge demand; scientific methodology has become far more accurate these days and thus, pe …
  • Know How to Interpret Your Paternity Test Result  There is much to say about a paternity test however the focus of this article is about the actual paternity test results. In order to show transparency and to adhere by accreditation standards paternity testing companies will provide you with a re …
  • How To Collect Your Samples With The Home-Kit  The bulk of DNA tests, including paternity DNA tests and ancestry tests are ‘at-home’ tests which means that DNA samples are collected  with a home testing kit. With these kits you collect your D …
  • Paternity DNA testing: Do I use a Saliva Sample?  Paternity DNA testing is in high demand. The test requires sending in DNA samples from the alleged father and child; sometimes the mother’s samples may also be included to strengthen the results. The most common sample is the Saliva …
  • Paternity DNA Tests and the Analysis of the Amelogenin Gene  Paternity DNA Testing is the only scientifically grounded method that can establish whether an alleged father is the true father to a child. DNA testing is sound and extremely reliable and the number of tests available keeps growing as scientists …
  • Paternity DNA testing: How to do a Home Paternity Test  Thanks to rapid advances in genetic technology, carrying out a home paternity test has become easy and relatively cost-effective. This is due to the fact that whereas traditionally, paternity tests and other DNA tests involved visiting a clinic and taking blood samples, the v …
  • Issues for those Seeking a Paternity DNA Test or other DNA Tests  DNA testing is reliable, accurate and readily available to everyone. Paternity DNA tests and other types of DNA testing help to solve countless family disputes and can often bring about the necessary peace of mind required by those seeking these t …
  • Points to ponder for those seeking a paternity DNA tests or other DNA tests  DNA testing is reliable, accurate and readily available to everyone. Paternity DNA tests and other types of DNA testing help to solve countless family disputes and can often bring about the necessary peace of mind required by those seeking these D …

Celebrity DNA news

  • Kourtney Kardashian Paternity Test  Paternity testing is accurate and reliable and has become very much the standard means accepted for determining the true paternity of a child. Paternity testing can be as accurate as 99.99% in establishing whether the tested father is true biologi …
  • Frederick Peacock: Forensic DNA Testing can Free Wrongly Convicted Criminals  Rochester, New York: Frederick Peacock is a free man after 30 years of having been convicted thanks to forensic DNA profiling. Peacock spent 6 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and declared his innocence over and over …
  • DNA testing for Egyptian King Tutankhamen  Tutankhamen is the most well-know king of Egyptian history, perhaps due to the young age at which he became king or the many question marks surrounding his life. The boy is rumored to have been frail, suffering from a cleft palate which may have caused severe complications in …
  • Jude Law and Orson Welles: Two DNA Paternity Testing Cases  The British theatre director, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, 54, is once again amidst speculations of being the son of the great American director Orson Welles and will need a DNA paternity test to confirm paternity of We …
  • Solving a Triple Murder with Forensic DNA Samples  Murder cases systematically rely on finding and testing DNA samples to indentify victims and link alleged the perpetrators to the crime scene and their victims. Significantly, the accuracy and advances in the field  of DNA testing means that …
  • Kourtney Kardashian and Chris Rock: two celebrity Paternity DNA test cases  We constantly see more and more celebrity paternity DNA tests on the tabloids. Paternity testing is the single scientific means of resolving doubts regarding paternity. Chris Rock has taken a paternity DNA test as has, in another independent paternity dispute, the alleged father of Kourtney K …
  • Paternity DNA Tests on Historical and Celebrity Figures  DNA testing is a definite and conclusive means of establishing biological relationships between people. The number of DNA tests, for example paternity DNA tests and ancestry DNA testing, is constantly on the increase.  We hear more and more about DNA testing and it …
  • Celebrities like Keanu Reeves and Mel Gibson do Paternity Tests too  Paternity DNA tests are the most accurate and reliable means of ascertaining paternity. Many companies now offer a range of DNA tests including sibling tests and grandparentage DNA tests. Nevertheless, paternity DNA tests remain the most requested …

DNA News

  • DNA Testing for Cardiac Arrest   Funds provided by the Netherlands Heart Foundation may have contributed to a potentially huge breakthrough in the way suspected heart attack sufferers are diagnosed: by DNA testing.  By quickly testing for certain DNA fragments and characteristics it may now be possible to detect a heart attack much more rapidly according to a study published by the medical journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.
  • How the Police use DNA to Solve Cold Cases   Over the last couple decades more and more police cases have been closed with the assistance of DNA testing evidence.  From closing homicides, sexual assaults, robberies, and even more, police work has severely been amplified and improved with the introduction of this powerful scientific tool.
  • Expose the truth through Infidelity testing   Get the proof you need through infidelity testing and get the answers to the question of whether your partner is faithful to you or not.  An infidelity test will give you answers based on the sample of submit.  It can change your life and directly affect your relationship to your partner but it can also help you make choices for a better life.
  • Paternity Testing for Child Support  Paternity disputes seem to be rampant in this day and age and in many cases involve maintenance  payments and custody, a child support paternity test is often required by courts to show a proof of relationship; such proof will get the child all the rights as bestowed on him or her by the laws of most countries.
  • Get to Know Home DNA Testing Options  There is so much to say about DNA testing that one has to constantly try and home in on specific issues. Home DNA testing is practical, especially given the lifestyle and preferences of the people today. People ultimately want the comfort, ease and privacy as offered by home DNA tests. Of course, they also want their results to be accurate and conclusive.
  • What is a Sibling Test?  A sibling test will clarify whether two alleged siblings share the same father. This test, specifically a STR test as siblings are of different sex, is done in cases where the father is unavailable for testing or deceased.
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s remains for exhumation for DNA testing  DNA testing the remains of da Vinci might tell us more about this fascinating man’s life. During the French revolution of 1789, Leonardo da Vinci’s s remains where moved from their original burial site and take to Amboise castle to be laid once again to rest.
  • Leonardo da Vinci’s remains to undergo DNA testing  Leonardo da Vinci -his remains to undergo DNA testing. da Vinci was a man of many talents, but who made few contributions to the many fields he investigated. To know more about him, his remains will be subject to DNA testing and carbon dating by a group of Italian scientists. DNA testing might provide answers, depending on whether there are DNA samples belonging to the artist that can be tested, but the process can be costly and time consuming.
  • DNA Paternity Testing Myths  Here are some of the most common myths which are commonly associated with paternity tests. It is best to set things straight and clarify these common misconceptions.
  • Genetic Health Testing  You should well consider a genetic health test for you. Genetic health tests are a great way to know more about your genes and the diseases they may carry and how to try and avoid developing the diseases.
  • Amelogenin Sex Gene and Paternity DNA Tests  What is the amelogenin sex gene and why is it important for your paternity DNA test? Let’s begin by saying what you already know: paternity testing is the most reliable and accurate means to date of determining paternity.
    With an inclusion for paternity in excess of 99.99% and exclusion of 100% if the tested man is not the biological father the accuracy of paternity testing couldn’t be better. We know that parents pass on their genes to their children. The fact that a father or mother shares common genes with their child makes maternity and paternity tests possible.
  • Will Lil Wayne be Taking a Paternity Test?  Another celebrity who might be taking a paternity test: Lil Wayne. Names of famous people consistently make the headlines amidst cases requiring paternity DNA tests to be solved.
  • Y Chromosome Testing  Y chromosome testing falls under relationship DNA testing. Relationship tests are used to establish various types of biological relationships between alleged relatives. The Y chromosome test is used specifically between males as it is only males who carry this chromosome.
  • 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.
  • The legal paternity test: What is it?  Legal paternity testing is done by those who need court validity with regards to their paternity test result. Normally, most DNA tests are done at home and are thus, referred to as at-home paternity tests; these tests have no legal validity as people involved in the test are responsible for taking their samples and may thus, take them incorrectly or cheat.