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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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Announcing DNA Genotek’s ‘Your Choice’ Award*

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 ...
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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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Announcing $10,000 GenoFIND Genomic Services Award

We are very excited to tell you about a new award from DNA Genotek. Today, we introduced the GenoFIND Genomic Services Award, which is designed to facilitate analysis of ...
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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

If there's one thing that makes us excited (other than saliva DNA samples, of course), it's seeing samples that are optimized to ensure the best possible results. Great DNA ...
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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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Genomic services now available direct from DNA Genotek

I am excited to tell you that today, at the America Society for Human Genetics conference, DNA Genotek launched a new service offering that we're very excited about. GenoFIND™ ...
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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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Saliva samples as a source of DNA for high throughput genotyping

The BMC Medical Genomics Journal recently published the results of a study titled “Saliva samples are a viable alternative to blood samples as a source of DNA for high ...
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Our DNA and the food we eat

Each day, people are bombarded with messages on what they should and should not eat. Headlines say caffeine is harmful, eggs have too much cholesterol, red wine is healthy ...
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New Oragene user group on LinkedIn

We are always looking for ways to help our customers get the most out of Oragene. We learn daily about customers who are using Oragene in ways we never expected, and when they ...
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Music festival attracts new donors to HLA registry with saliva DNA

For the second time, DNA Genotek will be working with Anthony Nolan, the charity which runs the UK’s largest blood stem cell donor registry, to collect saliva samples at the ...
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Tell us why you use Oragene and receive a $20 iTunes gift card

The truth of the matter is that, without our customers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. You’re discovering and creating some amazing things that really advance our ...
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How confident are you in your oral DNA sample?

The first step in all genetic research and testing is obtaining a reliable DNA sample. The time and effort required to access donors and the high costs of downstream analysis ...
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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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DNA from saliva vs. blood – who wins the cost battle?

Collecting saliva DNA is more effective and less costly for genetic research, a study suggests. The study, titled Specimen Collection within the CRN: A critical appraisal, ...
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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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Further evidence – Next Gen Sequencing of DNA for Oragene/saliva samples

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 ...
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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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Oragene•DNA is now Oragene•DISCOVER for US research customers

We would like to introduce you to Oragene•DISCOVER, a new brand for our research customers within the United States. Oragene•DISCOVER is the result of a change in the brand ...
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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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DNA Genotek’s top ten list for 2011

It’s that time of year again when I reflect on the past year and highlight DNA Genotek’s top ten list for 2011. This is now the third installment of my annual top ten list ...
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