DNA Genotek

The company's microbiome collection devices will be used to collect samples for the Biobank for Microbiome Research in Massachusetts.

WeGene will use DNA Genotek's saliva DNA collection kits for its genetic testing and personalized healthcare services.

DNA Genotek alleged that Ancestry.com misappropriated its intellectual property related to saliva DNA collection kits.

The consumer genomics firm Helix will use an FDA-cleared device from OraSure's subsidiary DNA Genotek for collecting DNA samples from customers. 

DNA Genotek's Omnigene Gut kit worked just as well as freezing for stabilizing fecal microbiome samples, but at room temperature, according to a new study.

The device, the ORAcollectDx, is an alternative to buccal swabs and provides higher DNA yields, according to the firm.

The kit enables a patient to self-collect high-quality microbial DNA from stool for gut microbiome profiling for use in clinical laboratory and research-use settings.

Fluidigm has been awarded US Patent No. 8,473,216, "Method and program for performing baseline correction of amplification curves in a PCR experiment."
Gang Sun, Ramesh Ramakrishnan, and Robert Jones are named as inventors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The stock of Quest Diagnostics this week was downgraded by Zacks Equity Research to Underperform.

CLC Bio and BioQL have launched MedQL Variant Prioritizer, a plugin for the CLC Genomics Workbench. It connects with MedQL's online database to prioritize variants in gene regions based on their degree of association with a phenotype.

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The Atlantic reports that genetic counselors are coping with an influx of patients seeking advice on their direct-to-consumer genetic test results.

A small study finds differences between three genomic prostate cancer tests, Medscape reports.

In Nature this week: shared genetic architecture for asthma and allergic diseases, and more.

A survey of Canadians finds them to be divided on genetically modified food, the Ottawa Citizen reports.