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Saliva as a sample type for genomic applications

This week, I interviewed Scott Rabuka, Director of the Genomics Program at DNA Genotek for our podcast, Molecules, Microbes and Multiomics. Scott joined DNA Genotek in 2008 as ...
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8 facts most people don’t know about DNA from saliva

Since the launch of this blog, The Genetic Link, in 2009, we have published numerous articles, interviews, technical information and infographics to share what we know about ...
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High quality libraries for human WGS with direct saliva Input

In the open discussion webinar hosted by Frontline Genomics, Joshua Burgess Ph.D., Manager Scientific Research, R&D at Illumina and Rafal Iwasiow, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D at ...
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23andMe - 10 years and over 2 million DNA saliva samples collected with Oragene

Ten years ago, DNA Genotek had a vision and a unique product that we thought had the potential to change the world of genomics by allowing easy self-collection of DNA from ...
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A quick guide to application compatibility for Oragene – PCR to NGS

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about going global and how our regulatory strategy helps support our customers who are conducting genetic research. Today, I ...
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Saliva DNA plays vital role in international clinical research studies run from Australia

Dr. Janet Coller, Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, has an established track record in Pharmacology and Pharmacogenetic medical research within the health areas of ...
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Methodologies for the analysis of human exomes using DNA from saliva

Mike Tayeb is the Technical Support Manager at DNA Genotek Inc.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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