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With recent advancements in scientific testing, it's becoming more commonplace for people to request DNA information. Why would you want to see your DNA? DNA testing is used today for a number of reasons including identifying human traits, infidelity testing, locating relatives, early detection of disease, and establishing paternity.

Several online companies exist today that have significantly reduced the cost of DNA testing and made the process very easy. For just a small fee, you can check the paternity of a child, look for the probability of life threatening diseases, find long lost relatives, and much more.

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5 stars
23 and Me

23 AND Best-In-Class Blue Ribbon Award

23andMe is one of the most comprehensive DNA tests available for those looking to better understand their ancestry, determine whether or not they are carriers for inherited conditions, and get a gene-level analysis of their sensitivities to factors such as caffeine or lack of sleep. 23andMe's testing provides more than 60 in-depth results using rigorous processes approved by the FDA and is an excellent value for the cost. They earn our highest rating.
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4.5 stars
Live Well Testing


Live Well Testing provides a long list of reliable DNA testing options for both court admissible and non-court admissible results. Along with a professional website, customer friendly policies, and fair pricing, Live Well Testing is a great place for your DNA testing needs.
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3.5 stars


Medimpex offers access to DNA testing kits where paternity and infidelity testing are the main objectives. Despite a less professional and attractive website we appreciated Medimpex's reputation and fair pricing.
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3 stars
American Screening Corporation


ASC offers a decent selection of different DNA testing options. We were a little disappointed in the test descriptions, and lack of reporting. If you're looking for a more customer friendly and professional DNA testing experience we recommend you choose a higher ranked company.
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3 stars
Family Tree DNA


Family Tree DNA offers one of the most in-depth array of options for DNA testing specifically related to oneís family tree and is ideal for those seeking detailed information regarding their genetic ancestry. On the other hand, for those who want a DNA test for more immediate, practical reasons, such as determining paternity or finding out if they are a carrier of an inherited condition, they will want to consider one of the more comprehensive services in our review. Read More... Visit

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However, not all companies that offer DNA testing provide the same service or charge the same fees. Before you order a DNA testing kit yourself, you should consider the following important factors:

  • Purpose. Many DNA companies focus on testing for the sole purpose of identifying the mother or father of a child. If you're after health related information make sure the testing will serve that purpose.
  • Cost. DNA testing can range from $99 to $500 and up. Make sure you understand the cost and what you'll receive before you finalize your transaction.
  • Reporting. Once the DNA results come back you'll want a report easy to read. Look for a company that provides user friendly DNA results. has reviewed and ranked the best DNA testing services available today. We hope these reviews help you get the DNA tests that you're looking for!

Promotion offering DNA test kits to Ravens fans to be rescheduled

A promotion offering free DNA test kits to Ravens fans Sunday has been put off until later this season, biotech company Orig3n said, in response to unspecified concerns raised by state officials. Fans were to have been offered the kits for "DNA Day" at ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:39:00 GMT

How DNA Testing Helps Athletes Maximize Their Genetic Potential

DNA tests have been around for quite some time now, and while there are countless professional uses for them, their availability to the general public is fairly new. Today, there are all kinds of services that can provide you with a detailed report of ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:11:00 GMT

Color's breast and ovarian cancer DNA test is $99 through October

It screens for cancer-linked mutations of the 'BRCA1' and 'BRCA2' genes. During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (September) and Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October), genetic testing company Color is reducing the price of its new BRCA Test. The test ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:26:00 GMT

Here's What Happened When A Football Team Decided To Give Out Free DNA Tests

A biotech startup called Orig3n and the Baltimore Ravens abruptly canceled their plans to give away a free DNA test to 55,000 football fans at Sunday's game, apparently because of concerns raised by state health officials. "Orig3n received some late ...

Published:  Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:41:00 GMT

She took DNA test to get health information. She found 3 half siblings

Jaclyn Baxter spit into her 23andMe DNA kit trying to find out if she carried any troublesome genes she could pass on to her infant son, Jack. She worried about his chances of developing Alzheimer's or Type I Diabetes - diseases that ran in her family.

Published:  Sun, 17 Sep 2017 01:00:00 GMT

Could a DNA Test Really Predict What You Look Like

In "Stranger Visions," the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg imagined what people might look like based on DNA collected from refuse like cigarette butts. Image: Heather Dewey-Hagborg In 2012, the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg exhibited a work that predicted ...

Published:  Tue, 12 Sep 2017 13:07:00 GMT

Denver police crime lab's DNA testing gets high marks in federal audit

The Denver Police Department's crime lab is on point when it comes to analyzing DNA found at crime scenes, according to the findings of a recent federal audit. Auditors from the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of the Inspector General found the ...

Published:  Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:16:00 GMT

Popular company's DNA test uncovers surprise first cousin

Several years ago my friend Fred set up a family tree on He's always been fascinated with his family history - especially with his mother's side of the family, which perished in Europe during World War II. Read More

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 03:25:00 GMT

That DNA test giveaway scheduled for Sunday's Ravens game was postponed

Sunday's home opener was supposed to mark DNA Day at M&T Bank Stadium. However, a planned promotional giveaway of DNA tests didn't go forward as planned. Hours before the Baltimore Ravens game on Sunday morning, the plans were sidelined. It seems ...

Published:  Tue, 19 Sep 2017 05:23:00 GMT

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