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Get your copy of the DNA Genotek 2014 Activity Calendar

Posted by Shauna White on Wed, Nov 13, 2013 @ 11:11 AM

At the 2013 American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) conference in Boston last month, we launched the first version of DNA Genotek’s Activity Calendar for science fanatics. We wanted to provide ASHG attendees who visited our booth a way to celebrate scientific achievement in a fun way. The end result is a glossy, full color, 13-month desk calendar that features a variety of puzzles, challenges and games. Each month includes an online challenge which must be completed to be entered into a draw for a 32GB Apple iPad Mini (Wi-Fi version).

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Tags: Oragene, whole genome sequencing

The impact of bacterial DNA in saliva on whole genome sequencing

Posted by Mike Tayeb on Fri, Jun 07, 2013 @ 10:06 AM

Mike Tayeb is the manager of technical support at DNA Genotek. 

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Tags: DNA saliva, whole genome sequencing

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

Solving genetic mysteries with DNA from saliva

Posted by Shauna White on Thu, May 31, 2012 @ 10:05 AM

Dr. Hugh Rienhoff is well known as a technology visionary, entrepreneur, and venture investor in life sciences. In addition to his current role as CEO of FerroKin BioSciences, and his appointment as a Visiting Scientist at the Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, he has also founded the nonprofit organization MyDaughtersDNA.org, a community focused on aiding those with diagnostically challenging genetic conditions. It was not simply that he was a trained clinical geneticist and had the background and resources to spur this effort. The motivation was simple: Dr. Rienhoff ‘s daughter was born with an unknown genetic disorder. She exhibited a puzzling array of symptoms including small muscles -- no one is sure what might lie in her future because no one is sure what is wrong with her.

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Tags: genetic research, genetic disease, DNA in saliva, whole genome sequencing, DNA sample

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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