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DNA Genotek Inc. Appoints Microbiome Data Scientist as Advisor

We are excited to announce today that we have appointed Dan Knights, PhD – an expert in machine learning and microbiome analysis – as a scientific advisor to DNA Genotek.
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The power of ambient temperature sample shipping and storage

You may be aware that samples collected with DNA Genotek kits and reagents can be shipped and stored at ambient temperature. However, you may not have considered the many ...
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Customer updates - survey says?

Once again, it is time for our Customer Satisfaction Survey blog updates. To quickly recap, if you are new to our Customer Satisfaction Surveys, we send very brief ...
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Interview with Richard Lumb, Founder and CEO of Front Line Genomics

Front Line Genomics is a new company with a mission to help bring the benefits of genomics to patients faster. DNA Genotek interviewed Richard Lumb, CEO of Front Line Genomics ...
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All about that base: applications of the fifth base of DNA

Methylated cytosine, also known as “the fifth base of DNA” has attracted a lot of research attention lately due to its importance in controlling gene expression. This fifth ...
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How and why to integrate the microbiome into your research

So, you’ve just completed your latest human genomics research study and you’re waiting to hear if it has been accepted for publication. In the meantime, you’ve been exploring ...
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Stabilize your sample: A “right from the start” Q&A

In an earlier blog post we discussed the importance of reliable samples for human genomics, microbiome and infectious disease nucleic acid based applications, and how a lack of ...
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Oragene enables a large-scale array-CGH and exome sequencing study

In the summer of 2011 we wrote about an exciting project out of the United Kingdom that selected Oragene collection kits for a study that aimed to unlock genetic changes ...
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How critical is it to stabilize & standardize the microbiome profile?

One of the most critical components of studying the microbiome is ensuring you have a profile that is representative of the microbial community present in the donor. The ...
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Do you know the biggest challenge in genetics?

I’m sure you are familiar with the expression “Garbage in, Garbage out”. Popular in the field of computer science, it implies that incorrect or low quality input will result ...
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