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23 AND ME

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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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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MEDIMPEX

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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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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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.

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DNA Testing

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.

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.

TopConsumerReviews.com 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!



DNA In The News

Legend of Loch Ness monster will be tested with DNA samples

The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of Nessie may have no place left to hide. A New Zealand ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 03:40:00 GMT



Scientists are about to start a hunt for the Loch Ness monster using DNA testing

Scientists will test the lake of the fabled Loch Ness monster using a DNA-capturing robot. Whenever a creature moves through its environment, it leaves behind tiny fragments of DNA from skin, scales, feathers, fur, feces and urine. Along with the hope to ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 10:25:00 GMT



Mathew Locke, cousin of family found dead in West Brookfield, asked to provide DNA sample for authorities

Authorities have asked Mathew Locke, a relative of a family found dead in their West Brookfield home, to provide a DNA sample, according to news reports. Locke, 31, of Ware, has been visited in jail by State Police detectives and asked to give a cheek swab ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 11:05:00 GMT



Legend of "˜Nessie' will be tested DNA samples

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - The stories seem as tall as the lake is deep. For hundreds of years, visitors to Scotland's Loch Ness have described seeing a monster that some believe lurks in the depths. But now the legend of "Nessie" may have no place ...

Published:  Wed, 23 May 2018 19:19:00 GMT



Scientists join hunt for Loch Ness monster through DNA sampling

An international team of scientists plan on taking water samples of the fabled Loch Ness in Scotland. They hope to catch DNA that could help identify the species of wildlife that live within the lake's depths. If "Nessie" does exist, it may not be able to ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 16:24:00 GMT



If the Loch Ness Monster Exists, It Has DNA-And There's a Quest to Find It

Loch Ness expert Adrian Shine discusses his involvement with the Loch Ness Project and recaps his decades spent working to uncover the truth behind the Loch Ness monster. Are scientists searching for the Loch Ness monster That appeared to be the case when ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 14:08:00 GMT



"˜Explained' Review: Netflix's Intriguing Docuseries Tackles Every Topic in the World, From K-Pop to DNA, in 20 Minute Chunks

One of the biggest double-edged swords of TV is "the show that can be whatever it wants to be." Having a series without a clear anchor can be a daunting task, especially on the documentary side. Attaching the appeal of a show to a single, magnetic ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 13:44:00 GMT



Consumer DNA kits reveal Elbert County woman's dad is not biological father

ELBERT COUNTY, Colo. -- Do-it-at-home DNA tests have been a hot commodity since before Christmas. The kits allow people to discover their heritage -- and in some cases -- find out family secrets. That's what happened to a woman in her 40s from Elbert County.

Published:  Wed, 23 May 2018 21:31:00 GMT



The changing shape of DNA

A depiction of the double helical structure of DNA. Its four coding units (A, T, C, G) are color-coded in pink, orange, purple and yellow. Credit: NHGRI The shape of DNA can be changed with a range of triggers including copper and oxygen-according to new ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 16:03:00 GMT



Calculation untangles DNA mixtures at crime scenes

A new way to sort out mixtures of DNA at crime scenes is freely available online. In 2017, the South Yorkshire Police contacted statistics researcher Therese Graversen of the University of Copenhagen's mathematical sciences department for help with a ...

Published:  Thu, 24 May 2018 08:28:00 GMT




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