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How is the DNA sample collected?

You, or your funeral home will receive a CG Labs DNA Memorial sampling kit in the mail. The sample is collected by completely non-invasive methods. A sterile cotton swab is rubbed on the inner cheek several times and then allowed to air dry.

This swab is then sealed and mailed to CG Labs where technicians will extract the DNA (separate it from rest of the cell components), purify it (remove any enzymes or chemicals that may damage it), stabilize it and preserve it to halt the DNA's natural degradation process. Using CG Lab's proprietary method the DNA is bound very tightly to a substrate reinforcing its structure. The end product resembles a fine, white, dry powder, suitable for long-term storage and spaceflight.

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