DNA preservation allows families to save the entire genome of their loved one for generations to come.
Why Preserve DNA?
Create a Lasting Memorial Keepsake of Your Loved One
DNA preservation is the best option for families who are looking for a meaningful way to memorialize and remember their loved one. Unlike ashes, hair or other traditional keepsake items, DNA contains the entire genetic ‘blueprint’ of an individual. Preserving DNA gives families an opportunity to capture all this information and establish a connection that will last forever.
Keep a Physical Record of your Family Tree
DNA contains valuable information about our ancestral past and family roots. When a person passes away, this information is often lost forever. Banked DNA will last indefinitely inside the SecuriGene DNA Capsule, allowing families to pass their genetic make-up down to future generations.
Document Hereditary Diseases that run in the Family
Approximately 75% of all known diseases can be traced back to our genetic makeup. Many of the genetic mutations that cause cancers and other hereditary diseases have been identified. Banking your family’s DNA is an important step in tracing the root cause of hereditary diseases and paves the way for targeted treatments in the future.
Store DNA for Future Testing
Banked DNA lasts indefinitely and can be accessed for testing at any time. A wide range of genetic tests are currently available for everything from ancestry testing to disease predisposition testing and more are yet to come.
Open Doors for Personalized Medicine
Studying your family’s DNA may assist doctors in determining which treatment plans will work best for you, and which ones will be ineffective. This technology is already being used to determine the tolerance, optimal dosage level and effectivity of drugs used in heart disease and cancer patients.
Create New Opportunities for Ancestry Testing
Trace your ancestral roots using DNA. As more genetic markers are identified, DNA ancestry testing will become much more powerful than it is today. Keeping a record of your family’s DNA opens new doors in this exciting field and creates opportunities for testing that were never available before.
“DNA banking preserves the opportunity for future research or clinical testing and may provide critical opportunities for surviving relatives.”
– American Association of Clinical Oncology
DNA Preservation Memorial
Precision-crafted from a solid block of 316L surgical-grade stainless steel
Funeral planning is often very stressful and many important decisions may be overlooked. It is crucial for family members to consider saving a DNA sample of their loved one when planning a funeral, as it is the last opportunity a family has before DNA collection is no longer possible. DNA encodes information about every individual, […] Read more »
When tasked with creating the SecuriGene DNA capsule, our industrial design team had to meet several criteria: quality, functionality & aesthetics.QualityOnly the best materials available were used in the manufacturing of the DNA capsule. Solid blocks of 316L surgical-grade stainless steel were shipped to our processing facility and carefully machined using the latest in CNC […] Read more »
DNA Banking services are now offered in Over 1000 funeral homes across North America.DNA banking is the secure preservation and long-term storage of an individual’s unique genetic material. DNA contains valuable information about each individual, from the color of their hair, eyes, and other physical traits, to their inherited health risks, medical conditions and ancestral […] Read more »