Secret sperm donors and the DNA unravelling the truth

David Glen has had five near-death experiences which caused him to take stock on his life. Photo / Michael Craig A generation of Kiwis were born via sperm donor programmes…

Gifts of DNA tests are leading to more family surprises — and lawsuits, lawyers say

Vanner Johnson’s wife, Donna, had purchased the take-home genetic testing kit 23andMe for fun. But when her husband received his family’s 23andMe results in August 2019, he noticed something odd.…

How DNA Affects Our Nutritional Needs

When you discover you’re pregnant, it’s such an exciting and overwhelming time. There’s so much to do and to think about! It’s normal for women to begin questioning their lifestyle…

Personalized Nutrition Based on Your DNA and Lifestyle During Pregnancy

You are what you eat. We’ve all heard this classic adage, haven’t we? Evidently, this old saying rings true in pregnancy too. The diet you consume can affect your baby’s…

IVF mix-up discovered after DNA test for 12-year-old son

A DNA test led one family to a startling revelation about their son. In July 2019, Donna and Vanner Johnson decided to order some DNA kits for themselves and their…

Cell-free DNA can help detect measurable residual disease in children with medulloblastoma

Scientists at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have shown that cell-free DNA from cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) can be used to detect measurable residual disease (MRD) in children treated for the…

Young & Pregnant’ Star Kayla Sessler’s Ex Wants a DNA Test

Kayla Sessler’s relationship with her estranged baby daddy Stephan Alexander has been an emotional rollercoaster, to say the least. In the past, the two struggled to co-parent their now 4-year-old…