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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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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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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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The key to eliminating bias in genetic studies could be in our spit: expert panel discussion

Are you questioning what sample-type to collect for your genetic research project? Are you considering saliva for DNA, RNA, or epigenetic analysis? What should you consider ...
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Atlas Biomed: tackling personalized wellness with both genomics and microbiome

One of the things I like most about my job at DNA Genotek is the opportunity to speak with customers who are breaking new ground in the fields of genomics and microbiome. In ...
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Could microRNA from saliva be a predictor of concussion symptoms in children?

The issue of concussions has attracted considerable media coverage in recent years. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 153 people in the United States ...
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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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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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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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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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DNA from saliva to identify biomarkers predicting nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in many countries. The chance that a lifelong smoker will die prematurely from ...
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