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DNA Genotek to Collect Samples for Columbia Epilepsy Study

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – DNA Genotek will collect samples for a Columbia University study at the National Walk for Epilepsy at the end of March in Washington, DC, the company said today.

The company will collect the DNA samples from saliva using its Oragene DNA Self-Collection kit at the march for Columbia's Family Studies in Epilepsy.

The Ottawa, Ontario-based company said the march is "an excellent opportunity" to collect for the study because it will include more than 8,000 participants who are personally invested in finding a cure for epilepsy.

"All the people attending the Walk clearly support furthering research into causes of epilepsy and are enthusiastic about using Oragene to contribute a sample once they know how easy and painless donating can be," said Columbia's David Greenberg.

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