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Losing weight – do your genes play a role?

With Summer and the promise of warmer weather around the corner, it’s time to start putting away our winter coats and unpack our summer apparel. If you’re like me, you’re ...
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10 must-ask questions to help personal genomics companies get ahead

Personal genomics is a branch of human genomics focused on sequencing and analyzing the unique genome of an individual to help determine optimal healthcare decisions… at least ...
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DNA Genotek Helping Hands Program supports rare disease research

The DNA Genotek Helping Hands Program is designed to assist organizations that are innovators in disease research, disease prevention and treatment. The goal of the program is ...
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Oragene/saliva samples bring ancestral genetic knowledge to public

Everyone at DNA Genotek is familiar with event-based collections. We’ve worked with dozens of customers over the years to help facilitate collecting samples for breast cancer, ...
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It’s in the Genes: Incorporating genetic analysis into your research

The author of this article, Lisa Gamwell, is a Sales Development Analyst at DNA Genotek.
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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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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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TLC’s “Little Couple” looks to DNA from saliva for genetic testing

Since launching in December of 2009, The Genetic Link has kept its readers informed of a variety of unique ways in which DNA from saliva (collected with Oragene) is being used ...
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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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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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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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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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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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