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DNA Paternity test collection kit and DNA geek round up

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Identigene is selling a DNA paternity test collection kit in every state except New York (Identigene let me know that New York state requires a court order or Doctor prescription along with a 3rd party witness to do a DNA test, Identigene can do it – just need those requirements – so that’s why this isn’t in retail stores in NY)… via Buzzfeed.

This is very interesting, there’s already a coffee shop that does this too!

Identigene’s DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit is now available for over-the-counter purchase at all Rite Aid drug stores throughout the U.S. with the exception of stores in New York state. The Identigene DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit was the first DNA test ever sold in retail stores when it was offered on a trial basis beginning November 2007 in California, Washington and Oregon. Demand has been very strong, store sales are brisk and Identigene has been inundated with questions regarding the product’s availability.

Identigene offers a full range of DNA testing services including tests used to determine paternity, siblingship and other familial relationships, as well as DNA tests for purposes of immigration, child custody, settling estates and other family-related situations.

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8 thoughts on “DNA Paternity test collection kit and DNA geek round up

  1. There are a couple of glaring math errors in the Vol 7 article on Home Molecular Genetics, important enough to make the process fail.

    1) “scrape [DNA “snot”] into 75 ml (3 droplets) of running buffer”.
    I can only imagine this might mean 0.75 ml. 75 ml is around 1/3 cup, not 3 droplets!

    2) “Make a 0.02% solution of Methylene Blue”
    “aquarium supply … 2.3% solution, so you’ll need to dilute this at about 12:1”
    That will give you a 0.19% solution, nearly 10 times the concentration called for! Either yuo need a 0.2% solution, or need to dilute the stock by 115:1, not 12:1.

  2. Um, I thought I heard that they were being sued due to inaccuracy of their tests?

    Or rather, vastly exaggerated claims of accuracy beyond what they deliver.

    I dunno, if it was that important, I’d go to a regular lab with somebody who knows what they’re doing.

  3. It’s probably 75 µL (micro-liters) of running buffer. Sometimes when text gets reformated things like α get changed to their nearest English equivalent. Sometimes this has consequences. Don’t ask me how I know this.

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