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Community pharmacists play a leading role in precision medicine research project

There are few subjects that have received as much coverage in the genetics space in recent months as precision medicine. The conversation about precision medicine began many ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2015

Wow, what an interesting year 2015 has turned out to be. As it comes to a close, I find myself thinking about all the incredible advancements I've seen over the course of my ...
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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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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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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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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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DNA saliva samples for SNP and CNV analysis on microarrays

For any type of genetic analysis (e.g. population studies, clinical genetic testing, paternity testing, pharmacogenomic testing), non-invasive and easy-to-use sample ...
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Generation Scotland overcomes recruitment challenge with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Generation Scotland called The Scottish Family Health Study. We wanted to share some of this ...
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State Fair to drive DNA collection for children's study

If you’re a regular reader of The Genetic Link, you’re familiar with our on-site DNA collections at events like Spit for the Cure, the National Epilepsy Walk, championship dog ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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