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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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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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DNA Analysis in the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns Project

Guest author, William R. Lovallo, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Director of the Behavioral Sciences Laboratories at the University of ...
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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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Nature versus nurture: What's your opinion?

We are all familiar with the role genetics play in shaping our physical appearance. You might have inherited your mother’s green eyes or your father’s broad shoulders. We too ...
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New product launch – ORAcollect•DNA

I am pleased to announce the launch of ORAcollect•DNA (OCR-100), the newest product in the DNA Genotek family. ORAcollect•DNA is a sample collection kit that uses the same ...
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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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Check out DNA Genotek at ICHG/ASHG

It’s that time of year once again; time for one of the biggest conferences in human genetics (ICHG/ASHG) and we’re looking forward to seeing you at the meeting in Montreal, QC ...
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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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Letter to DNA Genotek customers re: acquisition by OraSure Technologies

As a valued customer of DNA Genotek, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  On July 26, 2011, OraSure Technologies announced that it will be acquiring DNA ...
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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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Oragene is a reliable source of DNA for next generation sequencing

This week, at Genomics Disorders 2011 in Cambridge, UK, DNA Genotek presented a poster reflecting new research findings. Building on the success of previous Genomic Disorders ...
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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’s Top 10 List for 2010

As I sat down to write this second edition of DNA Genotek’s Top 10 List, I spent a lot time reflecting on advancements in genetics in 2010. Choosing DNA Genotek’s top 10 list ...
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Dingoes, African wild dogs and Oragene•ANIMAL

Kellie Leigh, PhD is the Founder of the Zambian Carnivore Program and an advocate for African Wild Dog Conservation. Kellie arrived in the Lower Zambezi by accident, ...
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HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 2)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Wake ...
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HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 1)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Wake ...
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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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