How many DNA testing companies will show you how to interpret DNA test results for family history or direct you to instructional materials after you have had your DNA tested?
Author: Anne Hart
How many DNA testing companies will show you how to interpret DNA test results for family history or direct you to instructional materials after you have had your DNA tested? Choose a company based on previous customer satisfaction, and whether the company gives you choices of how many markers you want, various ethnic and geographic databases, and surname projects based on DNA-driven genealogy. Before you select a company to test your DNA, find out how many genetic markers will be tested. For the maternal line, 400 base pairs of sequences are the minimum. For the paternal line (men only) 37 markers are great, but 25 markers also should be useful. Some companies offer a 12-marker test for surname genealogy groups at a special price. Find out how long the turnaround time is for waiting to receive your results. What is the reputation of the company? Do they have a contract with a university lab or a private lab? Who does the testing and who is the chief geneticist at their laboratory? What research articles, if any, has that scientist written or what research studies on DNA have been performed by the person in charge of the DNA testing at the laboratory? Who owns the DNA business that contracts with the lab? How involved in genealogy-related DNA projects and databases or services is the owner?
A report showing your sequences of the portion of DNA tested for ancestry only
will come back in about six to eight weeks. ... Or you can read a book or two for beginners on how to interpret DNA test results for family history such as my book
Author: Anne Hart
Includes information on doing genealogical research in Croatia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Eastern Europe, Poland, and Greece and research techniques such as interpreting family histories and ancestry DNA test results, collecting personal histories and interviewing older adults, recovering and preserving documents and other forms of information.
It's a book that addresses the questions beginners have when studying how to interpret DNA test results for family history and ancestry. The focus is on
Ashkenazic/Eastern European-derived Jewish ethnic groups. And there's much
of interest ...
Author: Anne Hart
Genealogists are now using molecular genealogy-comparing and matching people by matrilineal DNA lineages-mtDNA or patrilineal Y-chromosome ancestry and/or racial percentages tests. People interested in ancestry now look at genetic markers to trace the migrations of the human species. Here's how to trace your genealogy by DNA from your grandparents back 10,000 or more years. Anyone can be interested in DNA for ancestry research, but of interest to Jews from Eastern Europe is to see how different populations from a mosaic of communities reached their current locations. From who are you descended? What markers will shed light on your deepest ancestry? You can study DNA for medical reasons or to discover the geographic travels and dwelling places of some of your ancestors. How do Europeans in general fit into the great migrations of prehistory that took all to where they are today based on their genetic DNA markers and sequences? Where is the geographic center of their origin and the roots of all people? Specifically, how can you interpret your DNA test for family history as a beginner in researching ancestry and your own family history?
DNA testing companies often have useful online tutorials and guidance to help interpret results and describe the history ... Past Hart, How to Interpret Family History and Ancestry DNA Test Results for Beginners: The Geography and
History of ...
Author: Guy Grannum
Publisher: A&C Black
This book is ideal for anyone who reaserching their Caribbean family history The National Archives and beyond. The National Archives holds records for many people who lived in British West Indian colonies such as emigrants, plantation owners, slaves, soldiers, sailors and transported criminals. The Archives also hold the colonial office records for the British West Indies. This includes state correspondence to and from the colonies and passenger lists. Tracing Your Caribbean Ancestors also shows readers how to use family history sources and genealogy websites and indexes beyond The National Archives. Fully updated and revised, this new edition covers recent developments in Caribbean archives, including details of newly released information and archives that are now available online. This book outlines the primary research sources for those tracing their Caribbean ancestry and describes details of access to archives, further reading, useful websites and how to find and accurately search family history sources. As Britain does not hold locally created records of its dependencies such as church records, this book doubles as a gateway to the local history sources throughout the Caribbean that remain in each country's archives and register office. This book will be of use to anyone researching family history in British Caribbean countries of Anguilla, Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands as well as Guyana, Belize and Bermuda.
beginners have when studying how to interpret DNA test results for family history
and ancestry. DNA Ancestry Tests for the Consumer With whom in the world do
you share a common ancestry? With whom do you share a common ancestry and
Author: Anne Hart
Category: Health & Fitness
This book is meant to empower the general consumer with knowledge about DNA testing for predisposition to diseases or for deep maternal and paternal ancestry when written records are absent. At home-genetic testing needs watchdogs, Web sites, and guidebooks to interpret test results in plain language for those with no science background. Online, you'll find genetic tests for ancestry or for familial (genetic, inherited) disease risks. What helpful suggestions do general consumers with no science background need to consider? What's new in medical marketing is genetic testing online for predisposition to diseases-such as breast cancer or blood conditions. Kits usually are sent directly to the consumer who returns a mouthwash or swab DNA sample by mail. What type of training do healthcare teams need in order to interpret the results of these tests to consumers? Once you receive the results of online genetic testing kits, how do you interpret it? If your personal physician isn't yet trained to interpret the results of online genetic tests, how can you find a healthcare professional that is trained?
about food anymore or ancestry alone, or medicine. DNA testing also is about kits
sent to ... Consumers need to know more about how to interpret DNA test results
for whatever purpose they seek—tailoring diets or drugs, skin care products, or
seeking out ancient family history or ancestral lineages. The science is new
enough to have ... Link your beginning self-taught DNA studies to your special
field of interest such as your healthcare or your ancestry. For history buffs, there's
Author: Anne Hart
Personalized medicine is what this book is about-tailoring your lifestyle, food, medicines, treatments, and reproductive choices to your genetic signature. According to Dr. Andrew Y. Silverman, MD, PhD, "The desire to influence the sex of the next child is probably as old as recorded history." "Gender selection is possible because of the way in which sex is determined by our chromosomes. Dr. Ericsson devised patented methods by which X and Y sperm can be separated through filtering processes. Sperm are "layered" over a column of human serum albumin, and they swim down the gradient where they are collected in the bottom layer. "The fraction of sperm that contains the male (Y) bearing sperm is used for insemination if a boy is desired. It is effective 70-75% of the time. "The fraction of sperm that contains the female (X) bearing sperm is used for insemination if a girl is desired. It is effective 70-72% of the time." Use personalized medicine more effectively. Empower consumers by interpreting DNA testing and learning more about infant gender choice by genetics.
How Genetic Testing Can Advance Your Genealogical Research Chris Pomery ...
The power of DNA testing is about to change genealogy for ever. The
genealogist's primary focus is to trace direct family lines and to build up family
trees. ... amount of documentary data available for researchers, so much so that
the newest generation now expect to turbocharge their genealogy by instantly
accessing huge ...
Author: Chris Pomery
In the wake of highly-publicized scientific breakthroughs using genetics to confirm family connections, genealogists saw potential for their own research. Many are finding that comparing the DNA signatures of individuals can reveal startling information on families, surnames and origins.
Thus, the DNA testing of one male Meng's DNA will provide the Y-DNA of all
male Meng's. In 2009, James L. Meng participated in the Genebase Company's Ancestry DNA project. The results of these test revealed in part that the Meng Y-
Author: James L. Meng
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
James L. Meng is a retired labor relations arbitrator who was born in the mid-American steel town of Granite City, Illinois. His parents were born in Freeburg and Newton, Illinois and were active civic leaders in their community. In his formative years, James met several occasions that comprised a very interesting youth. After graduating from college, he joined the Missouri Air National Guard where he was awarded the Airman’s Medal for Valor. Afterwards he continued his education for a Master degree. He married his lovely wife, Beverly, and had two children and four grandchildren. While cleaning out his basement, he discovered several inherited boxes containing family pictures and documents. Although not a genealogist, which he says with a great deal of pride, he fortunately decided to share his information with others, both the born and unborn. This book is written to reflect the lives and personalities of real people – not just the genealogical statistics of born on date, married on date, had child one, two, three and died on this date. These were real people who realized and conquered a variety of life challenges in Germany and in their newly adopted home in America. As a nation of immigrants, we should not let their contributions be forgotten...
(www.ancestry.com). r Family Search: The Family History Library Catalog of the
Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints. ... Obtaining documentation of
diagnostic summaries, pathology reports, imaging studies, genetic test results,
Author: Robin L. Bennett
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
HELPS YOU DEVELOP AND ASSESS PEDIGREES TO MAKE DIAGNOSES, EVALUATE RISK, AND COUNSEL PATIENTS The Second Edition of The Practical Guide to the Genetic Family History not only shows how to take a medical-family history and record a pedigree, but also explains why each bit of information gathered is important. It provides essential support in diagnosing conditions with a genetic component. Moreover, it aids in recommending genetic testing, referring patients for genetic counseling, determining patterns of inheritance, calculating risk of disease, making decisions for medical management and surveillance, and informing and educating patients. Based on the author's twenty-five years as a genetic counselor, the book also helps readers deal with the psychological, social, cultural, and ethical problems that arise in gathering a medical-family history and sharing findings with patients. Featuring a new Foreword by Arno Motulsky, widely recognized as the founder of medical genetics, and completely updated to reflect the most recent findings in genetic medicine, this Second Edition presents the latest information and methods for preparing and assessing a pedigree, including: Value and utility of a thorough medical-family history Directed questions to ask when developing a medical-family history for specific disease conditions Use of pedigrees to identify individuals with an increased susceptibility to cancer Verification of family medical information Special considerations when adoptions or gamete donors are involved Ethical issues that may arise in recording a pedigree Throughout the book, clinical examples based on hypothetical families illustrate key concepts, helping readers understand how real issues present themselves and how they can be resolved. This book will enable all healthcare providers, including physicians, nurses, medical social workers, and physician assistants, as well as genetic counselors, to take full advantage of the pedigree as a primary tool for making a genetic risk assessment and providing counseling for patients and their families.
Author: David R. Dowell Ph.D.Publish On: 2014-11-25
DNA results and your paper trail go together in filling the gaps in your family tree!
—Jan Kelly ... Understanding these differences will be the key to your success as
you learn to apply the results from DNA testing to your family history research.
Author: David R. Dowell Ph.D.
DNA testing can serve as a powerful tool that unlocks the hidden information within our bodies for family history research. This book explains how genetic genealogy works and answers the questions of genealogists and individuals seeking information on their family trees. • Presents an overview to genealogical principles and an introduction to DNA testing for nonexpert audiences • Explains how genetic genealogy can provide data from within our bodies that tells us about who we are, who our ancestors were, and what characteristics our descendants may have • Addresses key legal and ethical issues regarding DNA testing • Describes the accepted protocols of DNA collection, handling, processing, evaluation, and interpretation that make DNA information more reliable than the other kinds of genealogical information
In it, he quickly tells you, are his DNA lab test results. ... On the surface, it tells him
nothing about his family history. ... if he swabbed the inside of his cheek and sent
the sample to the lab, they would be able to tell him his entire family history.
Author: David R. Dowell
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Provides information on the basics of genealogical research for both librarians and individuals looking to document family histories.
history. Popularly called a family “tree,” it has its origins in genealogy, identifying
your relatives by their names and recording your family ... This is not always true,
but understanding family relationships is the beginning of genomic medicine. ...
This is an exaggeration, but it properly emphasizes both the power of a family history and the insufficiency of existing data to support genetic testing inferences.
Author: George Annas
Category: Health & Fitness
Two leaders in the field of genetics—a bioethicist-health lawyer and an obstetrician-gynecologist geneticist—answer the most pressing questions about the application of new genetics to our universal medicine and what personalized medicine means for individual healthcare. Breakthroughs in genetic research are changing modern medicine and pharmaceuticals. But what are these changes and how do they affect our individual care? Genomic Messages examines these groundbreaking changes and the questions they raise: What kind of specific medical innovation do we have to look forward to now and tomorrow? How will this “flood” of genetic messages change our lives, our interaction with our physicians and our healthcare system? Groundbreaking and provocative, Genomic Messages fuses the often conflicting worlds of medicine and law to provide information and insight that will impact the health choices of every one of us, from how medicine is practiced to concepts of privacy, confidentiality, and informed consent. Ultimately, it reveals how genetic information is changing how we think about ourselves, our health, and our future.
However, the company provided Donor 2's fictitious Asian profile with test results
for just 6 of the 15 diseases we compared. The company did not explain these
discrepancies and did not disclose the testing limitations prior to purchase, even
though it requested that ... be applicable to a certain group of people, e.g. based
on gender, ethnicity, lifestyle, family history etc. that you may or may not belong to
Author: Gregory Kutz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
In 2006, the auditor investigated companies selling direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic tests and testified that these companies made medically unproven disease predictions. Experts are concerned that the test results mislead consumers. The auditor was asked to investigate DTC genetic tests currently on the market and the advertising methods used to sell these tests. Kutz purchased 10 tests each from four companies, for $299 to $999 per test. He then selected five donors and sent two DNA samples from each donor to each co.: one using factual info. about the donor and one using fictitious info., such as incorrect age and race or ethnicity. The fictitious consumers received test results that are misleading and of little or no practical use. Illus.
So mitochondrial DNA tests can provide clues about ancestors on your mother's
side of the family, while men can also track their ... Definitely – your family history
can provide your doctor with important information about your future health. ...
that impact on human health and disease”) or similar efforts worldwide that are
attempting to understand the links between genes, ... These largescale projects
probably won't bear fruit for at least another ten to twenty years, but the results
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
What exactly is a gene? How does cloning actually work? Are designer babies a bad idea? Could we ever clone a human? The Rough Guide To Genes & Cloning answers all these questions and more. From the inside story of cells and their structure and the sleuths who cracked the genetic code to DNA cloning, twins and Dolly the sheep. Illustrated throughout with helpful pictures and diagrams, this Rough Guide turns the microscope on the things that make us what we are.
Once you have a general understanding of the types of DNA testing currently
available, and the kinds of genealogical research ... All three of these companies
offer an autosomal DNA test, and both Family Tree DNA and Ancestry.com offer
tests specifically for either mtDNA or Y-DNA. Because each company operates its
own testing service and maintains its own online database of results, a test with
Author: George G. Morgan
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Uses up-to-date and highly organized methods and techniques to show readers how to find the elusive details to round out their genealogy research. Original.
Steve Olson, author of the book, Mapping Human History in a telephone interview with me answered my question, "What do you say about using DNA as a tool for genealogy-to extend family history research?
Author: Anne Hart
Scientists in the news speak out from opposite sides of the fence on the question of DNA testing for researching family history and ancestry. How do you interpret your own DNA test results? How do you work with or research oral history? What's the cultural component behind a trait as biological as your genes? If you're a beginning family historian, an oral history researcher, or a person with no science background fascinated with ancestry, here's how to understand and use the results of DNA tests. Scientists, media, historians, and business owners share different opinions on whether DNA testing is a useful tool in the hands of family historians. Steve Olson, author of the book, Mapping Human History in a telephone interview with me answered my question, "What do you say about using DNA as a tool for genealogy-to extend family history research?" Does Steve Olson think DNA testing as a tool is useful to genealogists? What does Bryan Sykes, author of the best-selling, The Seven Daughters of Eve have to say? Sykes's book has a very different opinion about DNA testing and genealogy/family history research. The two have opposite views. Numerous scientists comment. Sykes is associated with Oxford Ancestors, the world's first company to harness the power and precision of modern DNA-based genetics for use in genealogy. The motto on the Oxford Ancestors Web site reads: "Putting the genes in genealogy." Use these resources and easy to understand explanations for family history research.
Author: Phillip L. Pearl, MDPublish On: 2012-10-04
Often, a comprehensive family history and parental genetic testing can help to
better elucidate these variants of uncertain significance. ... AR or X-linked
recessive genetic condition or individuals of certain ancestry or ethnic
background that are known to have a higher ... Genetic technology and
knowledge is rapidly evolving; thus, results and testing should be reviewed and
updated over time if applicable.
Author: Phillip L. Pearl, MD
Publisher: Demos Medical Publishing
The explosion of information in neurogenetics and metabolism mandates increasing awareness of appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic strategies in the setting of certain epilepsies, especially those of very early onset. There are over 200 inherited disorders that are associated with seizures and prompt identification and intervention is crucial for a positive outcome. This text brings together leading authorities presenting state-of-the-art clinical reviews covering the science, recognition, and treatment of the inherited metabolic epilepsies and related disorders. Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies opens with a section on general principles for diagnosis and targeted intervention including screening protocols, laboratory testing, neuroimaging, seizure patterns and EEG findings, new technologies, and the ketogenic diet in metabolic epilepsies. The next two sections are devoted to the cohort of specific small molecule disorders (aminoacidopathies, organic acidopathies, mitochondrial disorders, urea cycle disorders, neurotransmitter disorders, and glucose-related disorders) and large molecule disorders (lysomal storage disorders, peroxisomal diseases, glycosylation defects, and leukodystrophies) that are treatable yet can be so vexing to clinicians and investigators. The book concludes with a clinical algorithm designed to be a resource for the physician in search of direction when considering an inherited metabolic disorder as the explanation for a patient with epilepsy. Inherited Metabolic Epilepsies Key Features: Presents the latest scientific thinking and clinical wisdom for a poorly understood group of disorders that have devastating consequences if unrecognized or not promptly treated Expert authorship from both the genetic-metabolic and epilepsy communities provides state-of-the-art guidance for understanding and managing these disorders A readable text for clinicians highlighting the relation between metabolic errors and epilepsy Concludes with a practical algorithm for evaluating a patient with a possible metabolic epilepsy
of testing, and test results along with a follow-up plan, if indicated. ... The
gynecologist is encouraged to use this opportunity to explore family medical history for potential genetic risk to offspring. ... Ancestry-based Carrier Screening
Preconception and early pregnancy are an appropriate time to broach ancestry-
based carrier ...
Author: Anthony R. Gregg
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Genetic Screening and Counseling is reviewed in this issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Anthony R. Gregg and Joe Leigh Simpson. Authorities in the field have come together to pen articles on Contemporary Genetics Counseling: New Frontiers and Challenges, Newborn Screening, SMA Carrier Screening, Fragile X, Ashkenazi Jewish Screening in the 21st Century, Thrombophilia in Obstetric Practice, Microarrays in the Practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cancer Genetic Screening, and Cystic Fibrosis.
The outcome of a VUS is the same as for no mutation detected, i.e. predictive genetic testing for the VUS is not available for relatives. The cancer risk ... Interpretation of the results will depend on the ethnicity of the family and the family history.
Author: Chris Jacobs
Publisher: OUP Oxford
The role of genetics is becoming increasingly important in all aspects of healthcare and particularly in the field of cancer care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care: From Principles to Practice equips health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for all aspects of managing cancer family history. This includes taking an accurate cancer family history and drawing a family tree; understanding cancer biology, basic cancer genetics and the genes involved in hereditary breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, gastric and related gynaecological cancers and rare cancer predisposing syndromes; assessing cancer risk and communicating risk information; early detection and risk reducing measures available for those at increased risk and managing individuals with hereditary cancer. Drawing on experiences of health professionals, Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care discusses the challenges raised and provides practical advice and insight into what happens when a patient is referred for genetic counselling and genetic testing, including the psychological, social and ethical issues faced by individuals and families with and at risk of hereditary cancer. The book also provides practical guidance on setting up a cancer family history clinic in primary and secondary care. Genetics for Health Professionals in Cancer Care is essential reading for healthcare professionals working with cancer patients and their families, and is an ideal reference text for non-specialists working in cancer genetics.
Author: Cynthia C. CherneckyPublish On: 2012-10-31
Clients whose families have Jewish ancestors from Eastern or Central Europe (
Ashkenazi) carry a genetically higher risk for ... from using genetic family history
or genetic test results from influencing eligibility or premiums for health insurance
Author: Cynthia C. Chernecky
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Find complete answers to questions such as which laboratory tests to order or what the results might mean. Laboratory Tests and Diagnostic Procedures, 6th Edition covers more tests than any other reference of its kind, with over 900 lab tests and diagnostic procedures in all. In Part I, you'll find an alphabetical list of hundreds of diseases, conditions, and symptoms, including the tests and procedures most commonly used to confirm or rule out a suspected diagnosis. In Part II, you’ll find descriptions of virtually every laboratory and diagnostic test available. This edition is updated with the latest research and over 20 NEW test entries. Written by educator Cynthia Chernecky and clinical nurse specialist Barbara Berger, this lab reference covers today’s lab tests with concise, easy-to-use information. More than 900 laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures are included — more than any other reference! Over 600 diseases, conditions, and symptoms are listed, along with the tests used to confirm them. Alphabetical organization and A-to-Z thumb tabs make it easy to find the information you’re looking for. Alternative test names and acronyms are cross-referenced to simplify lookup. Instructions for client and family teaching help you offer guidance concerning test preparation and follow-up care. Age and gender-specific norms are provided, giving you complete lifespan coverage. Risks and Contraindications are highlighted to help you safeguard your patients and provide effective care. Panic Level Symptoms and Treatment are provided for dangerously increased and decreased levels. Minimum volumes for blood samples are included, useful when a client’s blood preservation is essential, as well as information on whether blood specimens can be drawn during hemodialysis. Tests for toxic substances are included, making this a lab, diagnostic, and toxicology book all in one. Abbreviations, measurement prefixes, and symbols are listed on the front and back covers for convenience. Information on herbal supplements indicates when a client’s use of natural remedies might affect test results. Over 20 NEW test entries present the latest tests and procedures, with a strong focus on affordable, clinically relevant genetic tests. UPDATED content includes the latest research relating to accuracy of tests, diagnostic value of results, and associated cost-benefit ratios.