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.

Kerry Chatburn

Recent Posts:

Urine as a liquid biopsy for cancer detection – Could yellow be the new red?

I recently had the opportunity to visit our new sister company, Novosanis+ in Antwerp, Belgium, to t...
Kerry Chatburn Apr 24, 2019

8 facts most people don’t know about DNA from saliva

Since the launch of this blog, The Genetic Link, in 2009, we have published numerous articles, inter...
Kerry Chatburn Feb 01, 2019

Top 5 considerations when selecting a saliva-based DNA collection method

The past decade of genetic advancements has proven DNA from saliva is reliable and effective for bot...
Kerry Chatburn Oct 10, 2018

How to execute large-scale DNA sample collection for genetic research - 10 essential considerations

Genetic epidemiology, the study of how genetics contribute to health and disease in families and pop...
Kerry Chatburn Oct 09, 2018

Discovering the genetics behind Ebola viral disease resistance

Phase I: DNA sample Collection The Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic f...
Kerry Chatburn Oct 17, 2017

TISMOO: Ground-breaking science for personalized medicine

Personalized medicine, also referred to as genomic medicine or precision medicine, is defined by the...
Kerry Chatburn Sep 22, 2017

The SPARK project – Fueling the fire on autism research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated in 2012 that 1 in 68 children in the ...
Kerry Chatburn May 04, 2017

10 must-ask questions to help personal genomics companies get ahead

Personal genomics is a branch of human genomics focused on sequencing and analyzing the unique genom...
Kerry Chatburn Feb 28, 2017

The Future of Genomics in Mexico – an interview with Dr. Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez

Dr. Gerardo Jimenez Sanchez is a fundamental and prominent figure in the development and expansion o...
Kerry Chatburn Sep 11, 2014

Oragene facilitates pharmacogenetic study in Saudi Arabia

We often profile customers who are working on particularly interesting genetic research projects on ...
Kerry Chatburn Jun 10, 2014

Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection and analysis? (Part 3 of 3)

Welcome to the final article in our 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood...
Kerry Chatburn Jul 25, 2012

Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection and analysis? (Part 2 of 3)

Welcome to the second article in a 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood ...
Kerry Chatburn Jul 17, 2012

Can saliva replace blood for DNA collection & analysis? (Part 1 of 3)

Welcome to the first article in a 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood f...
Kerry Chatburn Jul 12, 2012

How confident are you in your oral DNA sample?

The first step in all genetic research and testing is obtaining a reliable DNA sample. The time and ...
Kerry Chatburn Jun 05, 2012
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