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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!

College claims discovery of George Washington's hair, but fears DNA testing could destroy historic find

Union College has purportedly stumbled across an historic find hidden in the contents of a library book -- but the school is resisting a DNA test that could confirm the centuries-old find. A librarian cataloging historic books in the Schenectady, New York ...

Published:  Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:42:00 GMT

DNA tests of old rape kits identify up to 277 suspects locally

State testing of old rape kits that once languished at police agencies have identified up to 277 potential sexual-assault suspects in Franklin and surrounding counties. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine released the numbers Friday as the Bureau of Criminal ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:50:00 GMT

Home DNA test leads to family reunion, but experts still urge caution

For generations, photo albums shared family stories as a way of preserving a family's genealogy, but mail-order DNA tests could potentially reveal more. The process is simple: collect saliva, usually by spitting into a tube or swabbing a cheek, then send ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:23:00 GMT

You Don't Need a Personal Genetics Test to Take Charge of Your Health

Her determined stance complements the copy floating beside her: "Take charge of your future," it reads. "Orig3n DNA tests uncover the links between your genes and how you think, act, and feel. The more you know, the easier it is to reach your highest ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:35:00 GMT

BD (BDX) Launches PAXgene in Europe for Advanced DNA Testing

Becton, Dickinson and Company BDX, popularly known as BD, has recently announced the commercial availability of the CE-IVD marked PAXgene Blood circulating cell-free DNA (ccfDNA) tube within the European Economic Area and Switzerland (Western Europe).

Published:  Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:12:00 GMT

Townhome policy requires dog DNA testing

WEST FARGO, ND (KVLY/CNN) - A West Fargo woman is upset about a new pet policy at her townhome complex. Management is now requiring pet owners to provide a swab of their pet's DNA. The policy helps managers track down people who aren't cleaning up after ...

Published:  Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:28:00 GMT

Carolyn Hax: A DNA test and a long-kept family secret

Hi, Carolyn: I am in the middle of a growing crisis in my extended family because of revelations from a DNA match. After getting my results, I was contacted by a woman looking for her biological family. It quickly became apparent she was the child my ...

Published:  Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:59:00 GMT

The secret to weight loss isn't a fancy DNA test or calorie calculator

In recent decades, as obesity and its associated maladies like heart disease and cancer have become a global epidemic, a cottage industry has arose to hawk supposedly clear paths for people aiming to shed excess weight. These have included dieting fads ...

Published:  Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:49:55 GMT

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