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HEMAgene•BUFFY COAT wins 2014 ISBER outstanding new product award

DNA Genotek is a recognized leader in the biostabilization technology field and today, we received a new honor for our work in this area. Our HEMAgene™•BUFFY COAT[1] ...
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Going global: how our regulatory strategy helps genetic research

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about our quality and regulatory process and the benefits this brings to our customers. Today, I am focusing on the work we ...
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Large Cohort Study Shines Light on the Fragile X Syndrome Gray Area

The author of this article, Lisa Gamwell, is a Sales Development Analyst at DNA Genotek.
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Customer feedback – are we listening?

In this recent article, we took an in-depth look at DNA Genotek’s customer service and technical support to understand why our customers value it so much.  This week, we’re ...
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Genetics and post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after an individual has experienced an extreme emotional trauma involving the threat of ...
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Total protection of buffy coat samples - HEMAgene•BUFFY COAT stabilizing reagent

DNA Genotek has been a leader in the biostabilization technology field for many years and throughout that time, many customers, like you, have used our Oragene product line. ...
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Using genetics to understand neurodevelopmental & psychiatric disorders

Over the past few months, we’ve been posting a series of blog articles on the topic of genetics and mental health. This month, we have an exciting story to share with you on ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2013

Once again, it is time for my annual review of DNA Genotek’s year and to highlight the top 10 items that I believe made an impact in 2013. Like previous years, there’s been a ...
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Using NGS and DNA from saliva to find needles in haystacks

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 ...
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A peek inside technical support and customer service at DNA Genotek

DNA Genotek is proud to provide a high level of service and support to our customers. We know that our success as a company is tightly integrated with the success of our ...
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The origin and impact of the DISC1 gene: From schizophrenia to ADHD

While reading a recent publication in the American Journal of Human Genetics Part B entitled DISC1 in Adult ADHD Patients: An Association Study in Two European Samples [1], I ...
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Gene-by-environment interactions: When nature and nurture collide

Last month we posted our first blog article in the Genetics and Mental Health Series.  We discussed incorporating genetic analysis into research programs to uncover ...
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Get your copy of the DNA Genotek 2014 Activity Calendar

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. ...
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Oragene as a solution for international DNA sample collection

The author of this article, Nicholas Ramdass, is a Sales Manager at DNA Genotek Inc. Oragene is truly a DNA collection device that has a global impact. Currently, Oragene is ...
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It’s in the Genes: Incorporating genetic analysis into your research

The author of this article, Lisa Gamwell, is a Sales Development Analyst at DNA Genotek.
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Saliva DNA plays vital role in international clinical research studies run from Australia

Dr. Janet Coller, Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, has an established track record in Pharmacology and Pharmacogenetic medical research within the health areas of ...
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A peek into what quality really means to DNA Genotek

You’ve heard us say that our commitment to quality spans all aspects of our internal procedures from customer support to product development and manufacturing – but what does this ...
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Telomeres & neighborhoods: the impact on children’s long term health

Telomeres are an emerging area of genetic research with many new studies being published that highlight fascinating results. Telomeres reside at the end of each chromosome in ...
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Methodologies for the analysis of human exomes using DNA from saliva

Mike Tayeb is the Technical Support Manager at DNA Genotek Inc.
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The impact of bacterial DNA in saliva on whole genome sequencing

Mike Tayeb is the manager of technical support at DNA Genotek. 
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Novel applications in complex biomarker analysis - ESHG 2013

Scott Rabuka is a senior product manager at DNA Genotek.
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Spit for Africa program facilitates population-based genetic studies

We are very excited to tell you about a new initiative we announced today as part of the DNA Genotek Helping Hands Program. Spit for Africa is a new sponsorship program in ...
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Saliva DNA enables pharmacogenetic testing for psychiatric medication

Through their participation in the IMPACT research study (Individualized Medicine: Pharmacogenetic Assessment & Clinical Treatment), practitioners in Canada are now able to offer ...
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Saliva DNA helps cancer research project meet recruitment goals

Cancer affects everyone in some way. In Alberta, Canada, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and 1 in 4 will die from it. In 2001, the Tomorrow ...
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Genomics: the power and the promise

Rafal Iwasiow is Vice President of Research and Development at DNA Genotek. This article was written with contributions from Carlos Merino, Rob Shipman, Anne Bouevitch, Ashlee ...
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HLA typing in Israel with Oragene and ORAcollect

Approximately 30 years ago, the Tissue Typing Laboratory at the Sheba Medical Center in Israel was created to serve a newly launched cadaver-kidney organ sharing program. The ...
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Reliability & stability of Oragene samples for WGS & exome sequencing

Rafal Iwasiow is Vice President of Research and Development at DNA Genotek.
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DNA Genotek’s Top 10 List for 2012

Each year I look forward to the task of reflecting on the year gone by and coming up with a top 10 list that represents highlights of the year for DNA Genotek, our customers ...
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A special holiday wish from DNA Genotek

Everyone at DNA Genotek would like to wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season with a special video where we share our holiday wishes with you. Do you have a ...
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10 hints to optimize DNA saliva samples, based on millions of samples

As specialists in the field of saliva sample collection, we understand that having saliva DNA samples that are optimized to ensure the best possible results is crucial to your ...
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Innovation to facilitate oral microbiome studies

A fascinating area of research that has been gaining a lot of momentum concerns the influence of our microbiome with overall health and disease. The human microbiome ...
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Sneak preview of DNA Genotek at ASHG 2012

Once again, we are all very excited to attend the American Society for Human Genetics (ASHG) annual meeting in San Francisco from November 6th through to the 10th. We always ...
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25,000 DNA saliva samples for Spit for the Cure (and counting)

If you’ve followed DNA Genotek for a few years or if you have ever been to one of our seminar presentations, you’ve probably heard about our involvement in the annual Spit for ...
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France takes to the street to collect DNA samples for HLA registry

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Dominique Fizet of the l'Établissement français du sang (EFS), Aquitaine-Limousin, à Bordeaux. We ...
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How to choose the right platform for high-throughput DNA extraction

We recently published an article highlighting how to choose the best method for low-throughput DNA extraction for Oragene samples. Today, we examine various options for ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] DNA from saliva vs blood – who wins the cost battle?

Introducing DNA Genotek’s first visual adventure – a fun trip through the blood vs saliva cost journey. You and I know what they say, ‘A picture is worth a thousand words’ ...
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Battle of the Oragene t-shirts – vote now

If you’ve followed DNA Genotek for a while, you’ve probably seen some of our famous t-shirts that are handed out at the American Socieity for Human Genetics (ASHG) meeting ...
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Natural selection in high altitude: Oragene functions as an enabler for challenging field research

Rookie mistakes – they will occur. I remember the first time I tried to reach out to Dr. Cynthia Beall, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at Case Western Reserve ...
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How to choose the best method for low-throughput DNA extraction

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 ...
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Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection and analysis? (Part 3 of 3)

Welcome to the final article in our 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood for DNA collection and analysis. In part 1 and part 2 of this blog series, ...
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DNA Genotek Is Awarded Key Patent for Oral Sample System

We are excited to announce today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent relating to the physical design that is core to our all-in-one ...
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Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection and analysis? (Part 2 of 3)

Welcome to the second article in a 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood for DNA collection and analysis. In part 1 of this blog series, we examined ...
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Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection & analysis? (Part 1 of 3)

Welcome to the first article in a 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood for DNA collection and analysis. We hope you find this content interesting. ...
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Video protocol for prepIT•L2P sample preparation kit now available

We are so pleased to let you know that we have released our first video protocol for the extraction of DNA from the Oragene and ORAcollect families of collection kits. We know how ...
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