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Solving genetic mysteries with DNA from saliva

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, ...
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DNA from saliva boosts biobank numbers

One of the biggest challenges in epidemiological research is study size - studies of very large groups of people are needed to ensure that results are statistically ...
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Supercentenarians’ DNA keeps the grim reaper at bay

The remarkable growth in the number of centenarians (people aged ≥ 100) has garnered significant attention over the past 20 or so years. Centenarians have been found to ...
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Event collection award program for HLA registries

Last week, we unveiled  an innovative award program that is designed to increase donor recruitment for Marrow Donor Registries. The DNA Genotek HLA Event Collection Award is ...
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DNA Genotek Grant Program winner to be announced on March 27, 2012

It has been just over a month since we received all the applications for the DNA Genotek Grant Program. We were thrilled with both the quality and the quantity of the ...
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DNA from saliva boosts recruitment for PROCAS study

Professor Gareth Evans of the University of Manchester is heading up a major research study, which is being carried out throughout Greater Manchester. 60,000 women are being ...
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A Special Holiday Wish from DNA Genotek

  Seasons Greetings Everyone:Please click the video link for a special holiday video card from DNA Genotek.
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It’s Movember at DNA Genotek

“Movember” (the month formerly known as November) is a moustache growing charity event held throughout November each year that raises funds and awareness for men's health. ...
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Need help funding a research project using DNA in saliva?

If you’re looking for funding for your research project using DNA in saliva, DNA Genotek’s Grant Program might be the solution. Today, DNA Genotek launched a new Grant Program ...
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DNA from saliva to ID genetic variants of aggressive prostate cancer

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Wake Forest University. We wanted to share some of this information with you here on The Genetic ...
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Freshman’s guide to starting university: laptop, text books and DNA from saliva

The incoming class of freshman students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) had something unique waiting for them when they arrived for welcome week this year. Not only ...
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DNA from saliva facilitates dermatological studies in Singapore

Atopic dermatitis (AD) and acne vulgaris (AV) are both skin diseases studied by researchers at the Institute of Medical Biology (IMB), Singapore, with the goal of discovering ...
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Saliva as a medium to study microbial DNA

Some researchers studying infectious diseases will use frozen whole mouth fluid (WMF) as a sample type for collecting microbial DNA. Storage of viable samples requires a ...
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DNA from saliva to identify biomarkers predicting nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in many countries. The chance that a lifelong smoker will die prematurely from ...
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UCLA team develops methylation-based model to predict age with Oragene

On June 22, 2011, Principal Investigator and professor of human genetics, pediatrics and urology at UCLA, Dr. Eric Vilain and his team of researchers revealed the results of ...
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The state of personalized medicine

Last week at the Personalized Medicine Coalition’s (PMC) Annual State of Personalized Medicine Luncheon, John Castellani, President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and ...
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Oragene•DNA to Simplify DNA Collection for Genetic Study into ADHD

This week, we were pleased to announce that our Oragene•DNA product was selected to collect DNA from saliva for the International Collaboration on ADHD and Substance Abuse ( ...
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Oragene•DNA facilitates Italy’s ‘Basketball Players to the Bone’

Many readers of The Genetic Link will be familiar with DNA Genotek’s involvement in event-based collections for breast cancer, epilepsy and for bone marrow donor registries. ...
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Oragene•DNA Selected by Genomind for Personalized Medicine Test

Today,  DNA Genotek announced that our Oragene•DNA product has been selected by Genomind, LLC as the sample collection kit for the Genecept Mood™ Assay, a saliva-based ...
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3 reasons DNA from saliva is ideal for GWAS

With the growth of genome wide association studies (GWAS) and their need for DNA from many thousands of people, the time seemed right for us to highlight how DNA from saliva ...
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Biorepositories Asia to deliver strong program on sample management and biobanking

DNA Genotek is a pround media sponsor for the upcoming Biorepositories Asia Global Sample Management Event in San Francisco, April 11-13, 2011 and we wanted to highlight this ...
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Oragene facilitates DNA collection at Luxembourg’s Relay for Life

I often profile unique customer events here on The Genetic Link and I recently became aware of an event worthy of note. I want to share the experiences that the team at the ...
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DNA Genotek Inc. Submits Filing for 510(k) Clearance

DNA Genotek Inc. announced today that it has completed filing a 510(k) pre market submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Oragene®•Dx family of products. ...
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Challenges in DNA sample collection for personalized medicine

We’ve been hearing the promises of personalized medicine for some time now with its magic formula of ‘the right treatment for the right patient at the right time’. In the past ...
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Oragene•RNA measures variability in gene expression for VITO

This morning, DNA Genotek announced an exciting piece of news. Our Oragene•RNA kit has been selected by VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research), for a series of ...
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Oragene•ANIMAL helps save endangered species

The impact of papillomaviruses (PVs) on humans is well understood with a range of diagnostic tests available to test for the disease and preventative treatments available. ...
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DNA Genotek presents new research at PAG 2011

Last week, at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference in San Diego, CA, DNA Genotek presented a poster reflecting new research findings. PAG is an event that brings ...
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DNA Genotek at the 2011 Personalized Medicine World Conference

The Third Personalized Medicine World Conference (PMWC 2011) is being held this week in Mountain View, CA. PMWC is the only fully integrated conference on personalized ...
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Relationships, attraction and genetics

In the past year, The Genetic Link has explored how genetics is linked to disease, drug response, bone marrow transplants, and even weight loss. I am constantly amazed at the ...
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DNA Genotek presents new research at ASHG 2010

Last week, at the American Society for Human Genetics show in Washington, DC, several members of the DNA Genotek team presented posters reflecting new research findings. ASHG ...
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Don't miss DNA Genotek at the American Society for Human Genetics

Many of you are probably aware that the American Society for Human Genetics Conference (ASHG) is happening this week in Washington, DC. It’s an event that brings together over ...
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TLC’s “Little Couple” looks to DNA from saliva for genetic testing

Since launching in December of 2009, The Genetic Link has kept its readers informed of a variety of unique ways in which DNA from saliva (collected with Oragene) is being used ...
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Update – State Fair DNA collection

A few weeks ago, we wrote an article for The Genetic Link about a research team at the University of Minnesota. This research team collected DNA samples with Oragene at the ...
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Performagene•LIVESTOCK to facilitate national GenoTest program

I'm very excited to tell you that  Performagene•LIVESTOCK, DNA Genotek’s product for collecting DNA from livestock using nasal samples, has been selected for the new GenoTest ...
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Generation Scotland overcomes recruitment challenge with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Generation Scotland called The Scottish Family Health Study. We wanted to share some of this ...
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State Fair to drive DNA collection for children's study

If you’re a regular reader of The Genetic Link, you’re familiar with our on-site DNA collections at events like Spit for the Cure, the National Epilepsy Walk, championship dog ...
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Easy & painless DNA collection for infants, children and non-spitters

Genetic research into diseases and conditions that predominantly affect children has always been particularly challenging. Traditionally, when high quality and high quantity ...
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Oragene•DNA enables study to identify host correlates of protection against TB

I'm always fascinated to learn more about how our customers use our products. What diseases are they studying? What geographic areas are they targeting? What are they hoping ...
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Special offer -- free DNA isolation services from Oragene•DNA samples

If you've been following our blog or our newsletter, you're probably aware that DNA Genotek has experienced significant growth in our partner program. We've added partners ...
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Collaboration, collective action and DNA from saliva help end disease

We were recently introduced to an organization at the heart of a movement focused on the fight against HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. It’s a movement that is designed to ...
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New extraction kit for Oragene•DNA available from Beckman Coulter

Beckman Coulter Genomics has developed a new version of their DNAdvance System specifically for use with DNA Genotek’s Oragene samples. DNAdvance SP, from Beckman Coulter ...
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Solving Recruitment and Compliance Challenges with DNA from Saliva

The number of clinical trial and epidemiological studies collecting genomic DNA from a large number of individuals is increasing rapidly. There are many options for obtaining ...
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Oragene•DNA Selected by The Anthony Nolan Trust for Pilot Project

Today, DNA Genotek announced our involvement in a significant pilot project with the UK's largest bone marrow registry, the Anthony Nolan Trust. The details of this exciting ...
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