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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

INDUSTRIAL

Custom DNA Analytics

Discovery DNA develops, validates and implements genomic tools and high-throughput commercial tests that deliver value to various industries.

Bringing significant experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics, we offer contract research and development services. We can also assist with your research program, offering expertise and capacity for:

  • Biomarker identification & development of custom DNA tests

  • Tests for microbial strain verification

  • Disease tracking and management

  • Variety-specific crop surveillance

Discovery DNA provides expert genomic and expression analyses of biological samples, yielding reliable results for research in academic, government, and industrial settings. Services include :

  • Whole Exome, Whole Genome, and Mitochondrial Genome sequencing

  • Data analysis of Human Exomes and Genomes

  • Biosample processing

  • DNA and RNA isolation, integrity assessment and quantification

  • PCR analyses

  • Quantitative gene expression analyses

  • Genotyping

  • Environmental DNA/Microbiome characterization

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HEALTH CARE

Healthcare Applications

 
There are thousands of diseases caused by adverse DNA changes such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and mitochondrial disease to name a few. While these diseases are well characterized, it is estimated that 1 in 12 Canadians, or over 3 million of us, possess DNA changes that may adversely affect our health throughout our lives.

There is a significant unmet need for DNA sequencing and analysis that the current Canadian healthcare system cannot provide, and Discovery DNA is uniquely positioned to fill that gap.

View publicly available instructional videos explaining the different types of DNA sequencing methods and the information that these tests provide.

THE DISCOVERY DNA PROCESS

Discovery DNA reads 20,000 regions of DNA code or genes, that are linked to human growth, development and unfortunately, sometimes disease. In aggregate these areas are called an “exome” which typically provide 100 times more detail for the entire gene rather than small regions of the gene that typical ancestry-type tests capture.

1

ORDER

Order your saliva-based DNA collection kit delivered anonymously to you or your doctor.

2

SPIT

Spit in the tube provided and mail it back to our lab in the pre-paid package.

3

CHOOSE

Purchase different options for DNA analysis & data storage that suit you.

4

DISCOVER

Discover what your DNA says about you and your health in 6-8 weeks.

Learn about your DNA

then take the steps to shape a healthier lifestyle
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