Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield launches Alliance to Prevent Drug Harms in collaboration with United Nations and tech industry

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield launches Alliance to Prevent Drug Harms

The US has signed a memorandum in collaboration with the United Nations and Meta, the owner of Facebook, WhatsApp, X (formerly Twitter) and Snap Inc. (Snapchat), to combat the spread of synthetic drugs on social media platforms. The signing of the memorandum marks the launch of The Alliance to Prevent Drug Harms (Prevent Alliance), a […]

Paternity testing vs Non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) testing

Paternity vs NIPP

There are many reasons why a person might require a paternity test – from helping establish father-child bonds early on, to finding answers to long-standing questions about your identity. At AlphaBiolabs, we offer two types of paternity test – a traditional paternity test and a non-invasive prenatal paternity test (NIPP). But what’s the difference between […]

Prenatal paternity testing: what you need to know

Prenatal paternity testing: what you need to know

Prenatal paternity testing is an incredibly useful tool, making it possible to identify a baby’s biological father before the baby is even born. In this blog, we look at what you need to know when ordering a prenatal paternity test, how the process works, and what samples are required for testing. How does a prenatal […]

Why DNA testing is the only accurate way of verifying paternity

Why DNA testing is the only accurate way of verifying paternity

DNA profiling has been available for over 40 years, thanks to techniques developed by Sir Alec Jeffreys in 1984. By 1988, DNA fingerprinting was available for paternity testing (Adams, 2008). However, before the availability of modern-day DNA testing, people would look at different traits, such as blood type, physical resemblance, and behavior to determine the […]

Celebrating twins in Igbo-Ora: the ‘Twin Capital of the World’

Celebrating twins in Igbo-Ora: the ‘Twin Capital of the World’

As a DNA testing laboratory offering twin DNA (zygosity) testing, we recognize the special nature of twin births. But there’s one place in the world that goes a step further – where twins are celebrated as a blessing, and people are disappointed if they do not give birth to twins; Igbo-Ora, in south-western Nigeria. Birth […]

Celiac Disease Awareness Month: the role of genetic testing in diagnosis

Celiac Disease Awareness-Month

This month (May) is Celiac Disease Awareness Month – a time to share knowledge on celiac disease and increase awareness and understanding of the condition. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder affecting millions of people worldwide. It develops over time because of a sensitivity to gluten – a protein found in cereal grains including wheat, […]

Sibling DNA – recognizing unique bonds this National Siblings Day

National Siblings Day

Today (April 10) is National Siblings Day: a day designed to celebrate the special bonds shared by siblings across the country. Organised by the Siblings Day Foundation, National Siblings Day honors the role that brothers and sisters play in our lives. Much like on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, families celebrating their siblings are encouraged […]