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Introducing Daddy, Mommy and 2nd Mommy?

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Introducing Daddy, Mommy and 2nd Mommy?

British authorities have recently made a public consultation to address a very controversial question: Is it ethical to use fertilization techniques to create babies from three parents? The fertilization technique uses three parents to prevent the transmission of a very rare mitochondrial disease that can have devastating effects. This mitochondrial disease is transmitted exclusively from…

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Forensic DNA Samples Used in DNA Testing

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Forensic DNA Samples Used in DNA Testing

There are possible hundreds of viable sources of DNA. Genetic analysis can be carried out on samples that are extremely degraded using the most advanced DNA testing methodologies available. PCR, or polymerase chain reaction, is a technique of DNA amplification and replication that enables scientists to work with tiny and often degraded samples. But how…

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DNA Testing for Paternity

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DNA Testing for Paternity

Establishing the paternity of a child is today easily done by means of a DNA test. Such a test provides a result which is 99.99% accurate in cases where the test man is the biological father of the child. Due to the fact that DNA testing provides such astounding accuracy, other methods for determining the…

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Do you have to be Tall to be The Best?

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Do you have to be Tall to be The Best?

Tall people seem to have the best of everything, they never get the tall person sat in front of them at the cinema, they don’t have to turn the bottoms of their trousers up etc. Well this article could explain why small people face such a disadvantage. Have you ever wished to be tall? Have…

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The Use of PCR to Diagnose Diseases

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The Use of PCR to Diagnose Diseases

One of the fastest growing techniques in modern medicine is the use of polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) to diagnose diseases. This method is currently being used to diagnose cancer, hereditary diseases and some infectious diseases. It was first developed in 1983, by Dr Kary Mullis, and went on to win the Nobel Prize for his…

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