Grandma’s DNA on the Mantel

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SecuriGene is a Canadian biotech company that offers DNA Preservation services, allowing you to capture the information contained in anyone’s DNA and store it forever. With stored DNA you can:

  • Use it for later DNA testing
  • Document hereditary diseases
  • Create new opportunities for ancestry testing
  • Prevent DNA degradation
  • Open doors for personalized medicine

The company claims that DNA prepared by them and stored in their DNA Banking Capsule will last indefinitely.

DNA capsule

The company also works with funeral homes to provide a DNALegacy service. The process of collecting DNA must be completed by the funeral home prior to cremation or embalming. The sample is then sent to the SecuriGene laboratories for processing and then is sent back to the family in a preservation capsule along with full lab reports.

Barbara J Starmans is a social historian, freelance writer and obsessed genealogist living in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada and has been doing genealogical research for the past 35 years. She is a graduate of the National Institute for Genealogical Studies in Toronto, Canada with professional learning certificates in General Methodology and in English Records and recently become an instructor for them with an intermediate course on Social History.

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