Genetics

What is Ames Testing?

Today, Contract Laboratory received a request from a company for Ames Testing. The Ames test is an assay used throughout the world done using bacteria to detect chemical substances that […]

Genetics

Biomarkers | Disease Detection

Biomarkers, also called biological markers, are measurable indicators of a biological condition. The exact definition is “a characteristic that is objectively measured and evaluated as an indicator of normal biological […]

Genetics

Pharmacogenetics Testing | Precision Medicine Testing

Pharmacogenetics is a branch of science that studies how a person’s genetics influence their response to pharmaceuticals (read an entry to pharmacogenetics, here). Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) are one of […]

Genetics

Commonly Used Genetic Markers

A genetic marker is a gene whose location on a chromosome is known and can be used to identify a species. Genetic markers are divided into two groups, biochemical markers […]

Genetics

Next Generation Sequencing NGS

Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) is a new DNA sequencing technology that has completely changed the way genomic research is done by allowing researchers to study biological systems at a new […]

Genetics

RiboPrinting

Riboprinting is a tool that produces reproducible results and is used to help study variances in microorganisms, most commonly bacteria. Riboprinting helps to characterize these microorganisms and also has the […]

Genetics

What is DNA purification?

DNA purification is an important step in studying genomics, molecular biology, and other clinical research. It is helpful in extracting enough genomic or plasmid DNA and purifying the DNA to […]

Genetics

Pharmacogenetics

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genetic differences affect a person’s response to medicine. Pharmacogenetics is often used interchangeably with pharmacogenomics. Pharmacogenetic research and testing determines a person’s ability to […]

Genetics

DNA Microarray

Also called a gene chip or a DNA chip, a DNA microarray is a solid surface made up of thousands of DNA spots. Each spot has many copies of a […]