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A quick guide to application compatibility for Oragene – PCR to NGS

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, Sep 03, 2014 @ 13:09 PM

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about going global and how our regulatory strategy helps support our customers who are conducting genetic research. Today, I am focusing on the work we do to ensure our products' compatibility with the technologies our genetic research and testing customers use in the field and in their labs.

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Tags: DNA saliva, next generation sequencing, NGS, microarray, exome sequencing

Using NGS and DNA from saliva to find needles in haystacks

Posted by Shauna White on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 10:01 AM

We always enjoy hearing about how our customers are using our products for innovative projects. Recently, we learned about a new project in Germany called GeneTalk, which uses Oragene to collect DNA from saliva. GeneTalk is what many physicians and scientists working on human next generation sequencing (NGS) data sets have been waiting for. We know that NGS is an effective method for identifying rare disease causing variants associated with genetic disorders and as a valuable tool for diagnosing and treating many other diseases. The challenge in analyzing the sequence variants of a patient is to discriminate between all the variants without medical relevance and the mutations that actually have an impact on the disease. Many believe that a large database of exomes from healthy controls may help to create this benchmark and thus speed up the identification of the mutations causing genetic disorders. This is where GeneTalk comes in.

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Tags: DNA saliva, next generation sequencing, Oragene, sequencing, NGS

Announcing $10,000 GenoFIND Genomic Services Award

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 11:02 AM

We are very excited to tell you about a new award from DNA Genotek. Today, we introduced the GenoFIND Genomic Services Award, which is designed to facilitate analysis of nucleic acid samples. The award will accelerate genetic discoveries by providing $10,000 US in GenoFIND services to the selected winner. GenoFIND is a compilation of commercially available genomic services that include: nucleic acid extraction, SNP genotyping, PCR-based assays, whole genome and targeted sequencing, array-based SNP and expression profiling, custom assay development and bioinformatic analysis.

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Tags: next generation sequencing, NGS, genetic research, DNA extraction, microarray

Reliability & stability of Oragene samples for WGS & exome sequencing

Posted by Rafal Iwasiow on Thu, Jan 24, 2013 @ 14:01 PM

Rafal Iwasiow is Vice President of Research and Development at DNA Genotek.
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Tags: next generation sequencing, NGS, DNA from saliva, whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing

Further evidence – Next Gen Sequencing of DNA for Oragene/saliva samples

Posted by Scott Rabuka on Thu, Apr 05, 2012 @ 10:04 AM

DNA from Oragene/saliva samples continues to gain acceptance as a suitable sample input for next generation sequencing technologies (NGS) from targeted to exome to whole genome sequencing. The latest development in this body of evidence is the recent announcement by Complete Genomics that they will now accept DNA from Oragene/saliva samples for whole genome sequencing. 

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Tags: DNA saliva, next generation sequencing, NGS, whole genome sequencing, Complete Genomics

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