The Genetic Link

Welcome to The Genetic Link, a blog providing new insights into DNA and RNA sample collection by DNA Genotek. DNA Genotek is a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Top 5 research and industry advances of 2022

As we take our first steps into 2023, now seems like a good time to look back and reflect on 2022. S...

Getting the big picture from the Festival of Genomics conference 2023

With the advent of the new year, DNA Genotek was pleased to attend the 8th annual Festival of Genomi...

Spotlighting our presentations at the Precision Medicine World Conference 2023

Kicking off the new year, the annual Precision Medicine World Conference (PMWC) took place in-person...

Highlights of our experience at AACC 2022

Highlights of our experience at AACC 2022 Our teams from DNA Genotek, Novosanis, and OraSure came to...
Arya Mehta Dec 05, 2022

Highlights from the American Society of Human Genetics conference 2022

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) conference—a partner conference to the European Societ...
Sanna Abbasi, PhD Nov 04, 2022

Spotlight on the International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genomics 2022

From October 2 to 5, 2022, the 11th International Conference on Canine and Feline Genetics and Genom...
Sanna Abbasi, PhD Oct 13, 2022

Think outside (the blood tube) box with non-invasive sample types

Due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, resulting from variants such as Omicron and associated su...
Arya Mehta Apr 29, 2022

Identifying the genes that put you at risk for common diseases

Complex diseases, such as lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, are affected by a combi...
Adelle Keys Mar 23, 2022

Celebrating women across our organization

On International Women’s Day, we celebrate all women in science and health. The OraSure family of co...
Arya Mehta Mar 08, 2022

Highlights and trends from ASHG 2021

Every year, we at DNA GenotekTM attend the largest conference in North America, hosted by the Americ...
Katherine Lawless Dec 02, 2021

Phosphorus: Stretching the Capabilities of Clinical-Grade Genetic Testing 

“Our mission is to extend and improve lives by making genomics a foundational part of everyone’s hea...
Katherine Lawless Nov 04, 2021

Dark Chocolate – A Delicious Treat for Bad Mood

2-Minute Read - October 26, 2021
Chiraz Guessaier, PhD Oct 26, 2021

Non-invasive sample types for cancer research and screening

Cancer is a disease that is caused by changes in genes that control the way cells function. There ar...
Katherine Lawless Sep 23, 2021

4 ways to improve donor participation and recruitment for DNA sample collections

Not getting the participation numbers you were hoping for your study? Donor recruitment is the most ...
Katherine Lawless Sep 16, 2021

Why collect blood when saliva does the job? 4 examples of why saliva is a better source of DNA for genetic analysis

Blood collection for genomic DNA presents several disadvantages: it is invasive and inconvenient for...
Katherine Lawless Aug 12, 2021

Dr. Marcela Brocco, grant program recipient, and her team from Argentina are using saliva to learn how prenatal stress impacts infant development.

The Developing Economies Grant Program was launched to foster innovative and novel proposals for the...
Katherine Lawless Jul 22, 2021

Saliva sampling for COVID-19 testing in K-12 schools: Getting back to in-person learning

After more than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for returning to in-person learning in...
Arya Mehta Jul 16, 2021

Genetic evolution of human taste found from saliva samples of hunter-gatherers, nomad herders, and farmers in Africa and Asia

“Taste is essential for the interaction of animals with their food and has co-evolved with diet. Hum...
Katherine Lawless Jun 15, 2021
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