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Complete Genomics, DNA Genotek Partner on Sample Collection

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Complete Genomics today said that it has partnered with DNA Genotek to collect DNA derived from saliva for genome sequencing.

DNA Genotek, a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, will use its Oragene products for non-invasive, self-collection of saliva samples. Complete Genomics' customers will be able to order collection kits directly from DNA Genotek.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Complete Genomics said that customers will now be able to provide DNA samples from saliva, blood, and cell lines for its whole human genome sequencing services.

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