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High quality libraries for human WGS with direct saliva Input

Posted by Erin Carpenter on Thu, Jul 19, 2018 @ 10:07 AM

In the open discussion webinar hosted by Frontline Genomics, Joshua Burgess Ph.D., Manager Scientific Research, R&D at Illumina and Rafal Iwasiow, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D at DNA Genotek explain how the Nextera DNA Flex and Oragene DNA from saliva kits are complementary technologies shifting the paradigm by enabling direct saliva input in the creation of high-quality libraries for whole-genome sequencing (WGS).

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Tags: whole genome sequencing, Oragene DISCOVER, DNA saliva

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2017

Posted by Brian Smith on Thu, Jan 18, 2018 @ 13:01 PM

I have to admit, coming up with the 9th edition of DNA Genotek's "Top 10 list" was much more difficult than I imagined it would be. There are so many great things that happened in the past year - in our company, with our customers, and in the fields of genetics, microbiome and infectious disease - but I think I've narrowed it down to those that are most significant. The list is by no means comprehensive, but these are the 10 things I'll remember most from 2017.

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Tags: Saliva in DNA, precision medicine, microbiome collection, gut microbiome, whole genome sequencing, RNA saliva

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: DNA from saliva, next generation sequencing, NGS, 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 disease, DNA sample, DNA in saliva, genetic research, whole genome 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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