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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 Mito-FIND project: Unlocking the secrets to mitochondrial disease with DNA from saliva

“Mitochondria are essential for life. Mitochondrial diseases interfere with the body’s ability to make energy and affect more than 2 million people in the world” - Mito-FIND ...
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Genome-wide DNA methylation comparison: Brain tissue vs. blood, saliva and buccal cells

DNA methylation (DNAm) has become increasingly widespread in the study of psychiatric disorders.[1] Many psychiatric epigenetic studies began to work with peripheral tissues ...
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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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Comparing minimally invasive sample collection techniques for large population-based telomere length studies

Telomere length (TL) is a biomarker of age, longevity and age-related disease. If you are an avid follower of our blog, The Genetic Link, you’ll notice that we’ve posted about ...
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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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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 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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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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3 reasons DNA from saliva is ideal for GWAS

With the growth of genome wide association studies (GWAS) and their need for DNA from many thousands of people, the time seemed right for us to highlight how DNA from saliva ...
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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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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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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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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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