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Highlights from ASHG 2019: beyond DNA

DNA Genotek has long been an active participant at the American Society for Human Genomics (ASHG) annual meeting. Each year, we witness new industry trends and the evolution of ...
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Do you need an FDA cleared DNA collection device for your laboratory developed genetic test (LDT)?

If you are developing a genetic test that provides diagnostic information as part of a laboratory developed test (LDT) for use in the United States and were asked if you had to ...
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The art of innovation: How DNA Genotek delivers game-changing products and services

As a reader of The Genetic Link blog, you are likely aware that DNA Genotek (and our sister companies CoreBiome and Novosanis) are subsidiaries of OraSure Technologies Inc., a ...
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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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Urine as a liquid biopsy for cancer detection – Could yellow be the new red?

I recently had the opportunity to visit our new sister company, Novosanis+ in Antwerp, Belgium, to talk about urine as a sample type. Novosanis is dedicated to solving urine ...
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Considering adding microbiome to your research? Thoughts from Dr. Dan Knights

We recently introduced readers of The Microbiome Snapshot to our sister company, CoreBiome, a privately-held, Minnesota-based microbiome analysis company that accelerates ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2018

Every year since 2009 we’ve picked our top 10 list for the year. People often ask, what does it take to get on this list? It’s a reasonable question — some of our previous ...
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3 trends within high-impact genomics you may not know about

Our knowledge of science is constantly changing and improving as new discoveries drive us forward in the modern world. Genomics is no exception. We witness these trends all ...
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The top ten most studied human genes of all time

With the importance of human genomic research, the rise in popularity of precision medicine, as well as the inclusion of a genetic component in many interdisciplinary studies, ...
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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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6 innovations that can improve human health (part 2 of 2)

Here we continue our World Health Day top 6 innovations with the potential to improve human health countdown. If you missed part 1, you can find it here, where we kicked off ...
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6 genetic innovations that can improve human health (part 1 of 2)

World Health Day (April 7th) falls within this month, and to celebrate we thought it would be fun to countdown the top 6 genetic innovations that we feel have the potential to ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2017

I have to admit, coming up with the 9th edition of DNA Genotek's "Top 10 list" was much more difficult than I imagined it would be. There are so many great things that happened ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2016

Writing a top 10 list for each year has been a tradition at DNA Genotek since 2009. This is my first time penning the article and I’m lucky to have so many topics to choose ...
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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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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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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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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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DNA Genotek's latest changes based on your feedback

Several months ago, I posted a blog highlighting how feedback from customers plays a key role in helping us identify opportunities to improve the products and services we ...
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The Future of Genomics in Mexico – an interview with Dr. Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez

Dr. Gerardo Jimenez Sanchez is a fundamental and prominent figure in the development and expansion of human genomics in Mexico. His accomplishments are equally impressive as ...
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Researcher Starts Open Access Genome Project in the UK

Since the launch of The Genetic Link blog back in 2009, we’ve shared dozens of stories from the field highlighting remote DNA collections, innovative approaches to research, ...
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HEMAgene•BUFFY COAT wins 2014 ISBER outstanding new product award

DNA Genotek is a recognized leader in the biostabilization technology field and today, we received a new honor for our work in this area. Our HEMAgene™•BUFFY COAT[1] ...
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Going global: how our regulatory strategy helps genetic research

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about our quality and regulatory process and the benefits this brings to our customers. Today, I am focusing on the work we ...
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Total protection of buffy coat samples - HEMAgene•BUFFY COAT stabilizing reagent

DNA Genotek has been a leader in the biostabilization technology field for many years and throughout that time, many customers, like you, have used our Oragene product line. ...
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DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2013

Once again, it is time for my annual review of DNA Genotek’s year and to highlight the top 10 items that I believe made an impact in 2013. Like previous years, there’s been a ...
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A peek inside technical support and customer service at DNA Genotek

DNA Genotek is proud to provide a high level of service and support to our customers. We know that our success as a company is tightly integrated with the success of our ...
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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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Novel applications in complex biomarker analysis - ESHG 2013

Scott Rabuka is a senior product manager at DNA Genotek.
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Genomics: the power and the promise

Rafal Iwasiow is Vice President of Research and Development at DNA Genotek. This article was written with contributions from Carlos Merino, Rob Shipman, Anne Bouevitch, Ashlee ...
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DNA Genotek’s Top 10 List for 2012

Each year I look forward to the task of reflecting on the year gone by and coming up with a top 10 list that represents highlights of the year for DNA Genotek, our customers ...
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Genomic services now available direct from DNA Genotek

I am excited to tell you that today, at the America Society for Human Genetics conference, DNA Genotek launched a new service offering that we're very excited about. GenoFIND™ ...
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DNA Genotek Is Awarded Key Patent for Oral Sample System

We are excited to announce today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a key patent relating to the physical design that is core to our all-in-one ...
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Video protocol for prepIT•L2P sample preparation kit now available

We are so pleased to let you know that we have released our first video protocol for the extraction of DNA from the Oragene and ORAcollect families of collection kits. We know how ...
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Our DNA and the food we eat

Each day, people are bombarded with messages on what they should and should not eat. Headlines say caffeine is harmful, eggs have too much cholesterol, red wine is healthy ...
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Oragene•DNA is now Oragene•DISCOVER for US research customers

We would like to introduce you to Oragene•DISCOVER, a new brand for our research customers within the United States. Oragene•DISCOVER is the result of a change in the brand ...
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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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New product launch – ORAcollect•DNA

I am pleased to announce the launch of ORAcollect•DNA (OCR-100), the newest product in the DNA Genotek family. ORAcollect•DNA is a sample collection kit that uses the same ...
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Letter to DNA Genotek customers re: acquisition by OraSure Technologies

As a valued customer of DNA Genotek, I wanted to share some exciting news with you.  On July 26, 2011, OraSure Technologies announced that it will be acquiring DNA ...
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Saliva as a medium to study microbial DNA

Some researchers studying infectious diseases will use frozen whole mouth fluid (WMF) as a sample type for collecting microbial DNA. Storage of viable samples requires a ...
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The state of personalized medicine

Last week at the Personalized Medicine Coalition’s (PMC) Annual State of Personalized Medicine Luncheon, John Castellani, President and CEO of the Pharmaceutical Research and ...
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Biorepositories Asia to deliver strong program on sample management and biobanking

DNA Genotek is a pround media sponsor for the upcoming Biorepositories Asia Global Sample Management Event in San Francisco, April 11-13, 2011 and we wanted to highlight this ...
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DNA Genotek Inc. Submits Filing for 510(k) Clearance

DNA Genotek Inc. announced today that it has completed filing a 510(k) pre market submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its Oragene®•Dx family of products. ...
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