MadSci Network: Genetics

Subject: Benefits of DNA history?

Date: Tue Apr 27 09:16:21 1999
Posted by glen christie
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: Kansas City State/Province: Missouri Country: USA
Area of science: Genetics
ID: 925222581.Ge

Do my children or my grandchildren stand to gain anything by 
having a sampling of their parents DNA, and the grandparents DNA 
and their great-grandparents DNA and so on and so on?  Will 
future generations benefit from a collection of DNA from their 

If this is true, how do I store a sample of my DNA?  Is hair a 
good source?  Is blood a good source?  How much is needed?  How 
do I preserve it long term?   

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