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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 one’s 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!

Dental records don't help identify body found near Cahokia; DNA testing next

Authorities on Tuesday were still working to identify the remains of a badly-decomposed body found in woods near Cahokia during the weekend, according to the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department. Authorities were hoping to identify the man by Tuesday ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:17:00 GMT

DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees

Richard Hill is the author of two books on DNA testing. He has now written a shorter introduction that looks like a great introduction to the topic for any adoptee. DNA Testing: Seven Guidelines for Adoptees may be found on the MyHeritage Blog at: https ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:49:00 GMT

DNA Testing for Kids Sparks Interest in Family History

DNA testing for kids is a great way to spark their interest in their heritage, while teaching science, math, geography, and more. Consider these reasons and start with the budget-friendly option of an autosomal test. According to a 2010 study out of Emory ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:13:00 GMT

Recent Report Covers Upcoming Opportunities in Cell-Free DNA Testing Market

Albany, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/20/2017 -- Cell-Free DNA are fragments of DNA which circulate in the blood fluid and can be utilized as valuable biomarkers. It is a new technology in which small quantity of liquid sample (saliva, urine, or blood) from the ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:54:00 GMT

No ID yet on body found in woods near Cahokia

Capt. Bruce W. Fleshren, chief of investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department, said DNA testing may be necessary to make an ID. Relatives of Christopher S. Stasiak, 44, of Dupo, are hoping the ID will answer their questions. Stasiak went ...

Published:  Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:14:00 GMT

DNA testing branches out into the family tree

It's a scientifically proven type of crime fighting that is banned in all but a handful of states. The question is why aren't more crime labs using it? It's called familial DNA testing and it has been widely restricted because it is seen, by some, as ...

Published:  Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:46:00 GMT

DNA testing for Immigration

DNA Immigration test is mostly done for obtaining VISA. Many service agencies like The USCIS, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services order VISA applicants to provide DNA test reports to verify if there is a biological bond between the two. Many other ...

Published:  Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:12:00 GMT

Mystery: No Sign Of Wounds, Heart Attack On Body Of N. Korean Leader's Slain Half-Brother

In addition, no member of Kim Jong Nam's family has come forward to verify his identity through DNA testing or claim his body. The developments add to the questions surrounding the death of Kim Jong Nam, who was ambushed at the Kuala Lumpur airport last ...

Published:  Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:10:00 GMT

Chiba zoo culls 57 monkeys to weed out genetic contamination

FUTTSU, Chiba Prefecture--A city-run zoo dedicated to the native Japanese macaque on Takagoyama mountain here, southeast of Tokyo, has been forced to euthanize 57 mongrel monkeys it discovered through DNA testing to prevent further genetic contamination.

Published:  Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:40:00 GMT

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