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Determining zygosity of twins

Determining zygosity of twins

Determining the zygosity of twins can establish whether or not they are identical or fraternal. Identical twins are formed from a single fertilised egg, which went on to split into separate embryos. This means that the siblings’ DNA is exactly the same and they are...
Can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby?

Can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby?

Can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby? Is prenatal testing safe and accurate? Read our expert guide to find out more… Can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby? Prenatal DNA tests mean it is now possible to resolve any doubts about a child’s paternity before...
Semi identical twin test

Semi identical twin test

A semi identical twin test can determine whether or not your twins are semi identical, or half-identical. This form of twin is extremely rare and has only ever been identified twice. This latest category of twin adds to the better-known classifications of identical...
Marketers use DNA test data to microtarget us

Marketers use DNA test data to microtarget us

With the fast accumulation of genetic data from consumer DNA tests, and the rapid advances in methodology for genetic-based inference, the use of genetic data for marketing purposes is likely to become more and more common in the future. This is the blunt conclusion...
Identical twins do not have identical genetics

Identical twins do not have identical genetics

Identical twins are formed from a single fertilised egg, which went on to split into separate embryos. This means their DNA is exactly the same and they are known as monozygotic. However, a new study is forcing scientists to refine their thinking on the genetics of...