There are many things that we lack the power to control. These include the weather, the finality of death, and the passage of time. With regards to time, we may not be able to stop it from moving forward but we do have the ability to look back.
Humans are, to a certain extent, very fascinated by the past whether it is reading accounts of people who lived before us, documenting our current experience for the future, or simply being curious about those who came before us. Now, thanks to services like Genomics Labs, we can get a more accurate picture of the past and to an extent, understand ourselves in the present.
A Peek at Our Ancestors
Note from the editors: Genomics Labs has rebranded to DNA37
One of the ways that we can explore our past is by learning about our ancestors. In many ways, we are a combination of the many people who came before us and this is reflected in our DNA makeup. For example, a person could be 80% English 10% Irish, and 10% from somewhere else. Simply by knowing this, a picture is painted of their ancestors and to where they might have migrated to have allowed this genetic combination to take place. By using a service like Genomics Labs, people can get an accurate breakdown of their genetic makeup.
Genomics Labs also offers a kit that comes with a family tree builder. Oftentimes, people can recall the identities of their parents, grandparents, or maybe even great grandparents but our knowledge rarely goes beyond that. The family tree builder that Genomics Labs offers allows us to trace our lineage back several generations and when cross-referenced with public record can create a document that has the names, days of death, and other information of ancestors spanning several generations back.
This also allows for proper research to be carried out about the lives that these ancestors lived. Essentially, by knowing your genetic makeup and using the family tree builder, you can know who your great-great-grandfather was, when he migrated, the life he lived, and how his actions lead to the life that you led today.
Finding Long-Lost Relatives
One of the most common stories we often hear about using DNA services is of people finding their long-lost relatives and making contact with them. With services like Genomics Labs, you can become connected to people who have also used the service and share your DNA. This means that families from around the world can finally become connected and meet each other. Naturally, the question of DNA and a genetic line is a very sensitive one but also an interesting want to explore.
For those who want to explore their past or connect with their current long-lost family members, services like Genomics are a godsend. Not only can a genetic breakdown be done through which a family lineage can be traced down to the details, but connections can be made in the present to complete families and bring them closer.
DNA testing would look like magic or miracles to those who lived before us but thanks to services like Genomics Labs today, they, just like our past, are more accessible.