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Announcing DNA Genotek’s ‘Your Choice’ Award*

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, May 08, 2013 @ 11:05 AM

Early this year we offered a special $10,000 Award Program for sample processing and analysis through our GenoFIND Genomic Services offering. The amount of interest and the calibre of the responses we received exceeded our expectations so we decided to offer another AWARD program and to extend it to include not only genomic services but your choice of sample collection kits, sample preparation kits and/or GenoFIND Genomic Services. 

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Tags: DNA saliva, Oragene, purification of DNA, oral microbiome, OMNIgene

How to choose the best method for low-throughput DNA extraction

Posted by Krystin Colley on Tue, Aug 07, 2012 @ 11:08 AM

DNA is extracted from human saliva for a variety of reasons including molecular or forensic analysis. There are many benefits associated with collecting DNA from saliva with Oragene® kits such as non-invasive collection, high quality DNA and long-term storage at ambient temperatures. Once collection of the samples is complete, DNA extraction becomes a key stage in the processing of samples within most genomic laboratories. Challenges with DNA extraction can have an impact on downstream assay performance and even if you’re not having challenges, it’s always nice to find some information that might improve your technique. In this article, we focus on low-throughput DNA extraction methods from samples collected with Oragene. Low-throughput processing typically refers to manual processing of samples although there are also several automated platforms that process small batches of samples.

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Tags: DNA saliva, DNA extraction, purification of DNA

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