DNA is a common word almost most of us have listened to it once in a lifetime. Maybe not in real life, but yes in some criminal shows this word is used commonly to solve different cases. So, what is DNA preservation and why we are talking about it in our cremation and funeral blog section? Let’s find out
Also known as DNA banking, DNA preservation is a long-term and secure storage of unique genetic material of an individual.
In the 21st century, DNA preservation is considered as a new memorial option for many people. This process has helped many people to keep the genetic information of their deceased loved ones with them forever. DNA entails all sorts of information about every existing human on this planet. It includes skin pigmentation, height, hair color, eye color as well as all other physical traits. Not only this, it also provides all information about family medical conditions, health risks, and other ancestral origins.
Factors you should know about DNA preservation
Today, as more and more people are getting knowledgeable about DNA, there are also certain factors to know about it. Let’s read on about those factors in details
Gather all sorts of information
When a loved one dies, the whole family shattered emotionally. DNA preservation gathers all sorts of information for the future generations to come. The DNA of a deceased is collected by a funeral home and take it to the DNA memorial facility to preserve it.
For future healthcare
DNA information of a deceased relative allows you to pay dividends later from the healthcare point of view as it could provide the vast information of deceased family hereditary diseases and medical history. Moreover, physicians are also relying on genetic testing in order to find different levels of drug dosage, types of cancer, or any prevailing disease in the family.
Time to get a DNA Sample
There is no specific time to obtain DNA during the life of a person. It can be collected immediately after death as long as the body of deceased has not been embalmed or cremated.
Preservation in Custom Objects
Every lab has their own way to preserve DNA memories. Some extract the molecules of DNA and then purify them from some cellular elements by creating synthetic fossils, which can afterward use to create memorial products by using the DNA of your loved ones. These products can be crystal vases or jewelry.
How long DNA Lasts?
This is the most common questions people generally curious to know. Generally, preserved DNA don’t have any specific period. It can last as long as it exists. Because 75% of diseases can be tracked from it, you can easily preserve it for the lifetime.
To sum up
Although DNA preservation is not anything new, today, it has become a trend because of its practical uses. This genetic blueprint has become a new funeral tradition and therefore, more and more people are choosing it for keeping the memories of the loved ones alive.