While still very new, DNA testing is already one of the most used scientific tools of today.
This sophisticated new tool of science is being used to solve many of life’s most common and vexing problems.
The four most common types of DNA tests include:
- Paternity/Maternity Tests: everyone has the right to know who their mother and father are.
- Genealogy DNA Tests: connect with new relatives using DNA matching, online.
- Medical Tests: screen yourself for common diseases by detecting the DNA/RNA markers of known diseases. For example, an STD test.
- Health Screening: learn whether you carry genetic markers for conditions that are known to be genetic, ie, passed down family lines.
This blog covers these four types of DNA tests and recent advances in DNA testing technology.