Posted on 25th April 2014 by David Nicholson
Imagine being able to find out information about your ancestors from tens of thousands of years ago. This might seem like stuff from a science fiction movie, but it is in fact entirely possible, and all without a time machine.
Ok, so you can't find out names or details on an individual level, but what you can find out is which deep ancestral groups you belong too, and consequently information about your ancestor's geographical... Read More
Posted on 31st January 2014 by David Nicholson
Aside from cases such as surrogate pregnancy, it's usually pretty obvious who the mother of a child is. However, this is not the same with the father and in cases of doubt, many families have to resort to DNA paternity testing for a definitive answer.
It is estimated that between
5% and 20% of children have the wrong man identified as their father. Whilst many people would argue that a man does not have to be a child's biological... Read More
Posted on 24th January 2014 by David Nicholson
As part of a major national campaign to help eliminate racism from British football – Show Racism the Red Card – specialist DNA testing services firm DNA Worldwide Group has teamed up with the campaign’s organisers to roll out an educational programme in schools.
Despite genetic research finding that all humans are around 99.5 % genetically identical, historically misconceptions around the physiological differences between... Read More
Posted on 11th December 2013 by David Nicholson
DNA Worldwide Group and their laboratory partners Eurofins Forensic are the first in the world to discover and prove that identical twins have differences in their genetic makeup.
This not only changes the teaching that identical twins have the same DNA but it also means for the first time forensic and paternity testing can identify which identical twin was involved. This has all been possible thanks to a dedicated team that... Read More
Posted on 18th January 2013 by David Nicholson
In UK Care proceeding cases drug testing is carried out regularly, however in the past this has focused on Drugs of Abuse Testing only. The new wave of “Legal Highs” and the mountains of evidence on their effects may very well change this. Legal highs are substances and chemicals used to mimic the effects of illegal drugs such as cocaine or cannabis. They are often sold as “Bath Salts” or “Poparee” also referred to as “fake weed” or... Read More