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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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Epigenetic change and gene inactivation demonstrated in the saliva of a cancer patient carrying an “epimutation of MLH1”.

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Megan P. Hitchins, PhD. Medical Epigenetics Laboratory, Lowy Cancer Research Centre, University of ...
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Storage of Purified DNA from Oragene•DNA Samples

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about best practices for long term storage of unpurified Oragene•DNA samples on The Genetic Link. The response to the article was positive ...
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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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Research Study Validates Oragene•ANIMAL for Canine GWAS Studies

This month, PLoS ONE published a new research study that I think will interest readers of The Genetic Link. The study, titled "Array-Based Whole-Genome Survey of Dog Saliva ...
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Best Practices for Long-term Storage of Oragene•DNA Samples

Oragene is well known for a number of characteristics - ease of use, non-invasive collection, high quality and quantity DNA and, of course, long term storage at ambient ...
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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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Saliva DNA Collection Provides Clues to Human Evolutionary History

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. Our first guest submission is from Rachel Dvoskin, Ph.D., with the University of Florida. We thank Rachel for her submission ...
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DNA Genotek Launches New Science Education Program for DNA Day

DNA Day commemorates the successful completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix by Watson and Crick in 1953. The Human Genome ...
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Collecting DNA with Saliva -- An Interview Columbia University

For the second year in a row, DNA Genotek collected DNA samples onsite at the National Walk for Epilepsy on March 27th, 2010 in Washington, DC. Our participation in this event ...
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Oragene●DNA Wins Prestigious Medical Design Excellence Award

Today, DNA Genotek announced that our Oragene•DNA self collection kit (OG-500), has been selected as a winner in the 2010 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA) competition, ...
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Rinse, Swab or Spit -- What's the Real Source of DNA in Saliva?

Saliva is one of the most accessible of our body's bio-fluids making saliva sample collection easy and non-invasive. Saliva also harbours a wide spectrum of genetic data that ...
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Clinical Reference Laboratory Enhances Test Menu With Adoption of Oragene•DNA Saliva Collection Kit

This morning, Clinical Reference Laboratory (CRL) announced that it has completed validation testing of DNA Genotek's Oragene/saliva collection kits and will adopt Oragene for ...
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Are You Willing to ‘Give a Spit’ for Epilepsy Research?

For the second year in a row, DNA Genotek will be collecting DNA samples onsite at the National Walk for Epilepsy on March 27th, 2010 in Washington, DC. Our participation in ...
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DNA from Saliva.... The Newest Tool in Cancer Research?

Recent statistics suggest cancer mortality rates are declining due to better prevention, early detection methods and improved treatments, yet so much remains to be done. With ...
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BioServe Joins DNA Genotek Partner Program

This morning, BioServe Biotechnologies announced that they have completed validation testing of the Oragene/saliva collection kits and have joined DNA Genotek's Partner ...
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7 Simple Steps to Maximize DNA Yield with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we understand the importance of high quality DNA samples to support our customers' research and clinical studies. As a result, we work with our customers to ...
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Hunting for Cancer Genes with DNA from Saliva

Every day, it seems, scientists learn something new about how our genes work. One fascinating area of research involves understanding the role of our genes in the initiation, ...
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Spotlight on DNA Genotek's Newest Partners

In November of 2009, DNA Genotek announced their new global partner program. The program is designed to help partners scale and differentiate themselves in the genomics ...
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Lifestyle Management, Weight Loss and Genetics

January is the most popular time of year for people to go on a diet or join a gym. Why? Because 'lose weight' is the most popular new year's resolution for both women and men ...
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Has DNA Collection Gone to the Dogs?

If you're a regular follower of DNA Genotek, you likely know that we are active participants in a variety of DNA collection events to support disease research. You might be ...
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Live Report from the Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego

After a day and a half at the Plant and Animal Genome Conference (PAG), I'm more convinced than ever that Performagene•LIVESTOCK will expedite advances in livestock genetic ...
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Introducing Performagene•LIVESTOCK -- DNA Genotek's Newest Product

At the 2010 Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, DNA Genotek officially launched our newest sample collection product called ...
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DNA Genotek's Top 10 List for 2009

I have to admit, coming up with DNA Genotek's "Top 10 list for 2009" was more difficult than I imagined it would be. There are so many great things that happened in the past ...
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Saliva-based DNA Collection Solves a Tropical Disease Mystery

DNA Genotek recently announced that an international team of researchers used the Oragene product to investigate a genetic link to podoconiosis, a neglected tropical disease. ...
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Saliva Provides High Yield Canine DNA

People often think of genetic research and testing as a solely human pursuit but scientists and clinicians often study animals and plants as well. Genetic researchers and ...
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Welcome to The Genetic Link

Since the inception of DNA Genotek, we have been driven to enable significant worldwide health improvements and to create a loyal community of customers. In our early days, we ...
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Eye Opening Opportunities for DNA Collection

Earlier this year, one of our customers took advantage of a unique opportunity and turned it into a successful DNA collection event. Without advance planning, this customer ...
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