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.

Shauna White

Recent Posts:

SPARK project provides evidence for autism risk genes

The latest episode of Molecules, microbes and multiomics features an interview with Pamela Feliciano...
Shauna White Feb 25, 2020

The Oragene·Dx family of products now has FDA general use clearance

DNA Genotek is pleased to share the news that that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has g...
Shauna White Jan 31, 2020

Podcast: Multi-omic methods investigate aging process in man's best friend

A team of researchers is hoping old dogs can teach us some new tricks. The scientists, with the back...
Shauna White Dec 11, 2019

The art of innovation: How DNA Genotek delivers game-changing products and services

As a reader of The Genetic Link blog, you are likely aware that DNA Genotek (and our sister companie...
Shauna White Jul 16, 2019

Saliva as a sample type for genomic applications

This week, I interviewed Scott Rabuka, Director of the Genomics Program at DNA Genotek for our podca...
Shauna White Jun 07, 2019

Considering adding microbiome to your research? Thoughts from Dr. Dan Knights

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. We recently introduced readers of Th...
Shauna White Mar 27, 2019

Atlas Biomed: tackling personalized wellness with both genomics and microbiome

One of the things I like most about my job at DNA Genotek is the opportunity to speak with customers...
Shauna White Mar 05, 2018

Could microRNA from saliva be a predictor of concussion symptoms in children?

The issue of concussions has attracted considerable media coverage in recent years. According to the...
Shauna White Nov 30, 2017

Patients, doctors and scientists collaborate on genetic research study for metastatic breast cancer

At DNA Genotek, we are continually being introduced to new and exciting research projects through th...
Shauna White Oct 25, 2016

Community pharmacists play a leading role in precision medicine research project

There are few subjects that have received as much coverage in the genetics space in recent months as...
Shauna White Jul 12, 2016

DNA from saliva helps identify remains of ancient king

A year or so ago, Nature Communications published an article that highlighted how researchers in the...
Shauna White Apr 22, 2016

Interview with Richard Lumb, Founder and CEO of Front Line Genomics

Front Line Genomics is a new company with a mission to help bring the benefits of genomics to patien...
Shauna White May 27, 2015

Oragene enables a large-scale array-CGH and exome sequencing study

In the summer of 2011 we wrote about an exciting project out of the United Kingdom that selected Ora...
Shauna White Feb 25, 2015

Oragene/saliva samples bring ancestral genetic knowledge to public

Everyone at DNA Genotek is familiar with event-based collections. We’ve worked with dozens of custom...
Shauna White Dec 02, 2014

A quick guide to application compatibility for Oragene – PCR to NGS

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about going global and how our regulatory strateg...
Shauna White Sep 03, 2014

More DNA samples in less time for BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 research project

Obtaining DNA samples in sufficient numbers and in a timely manner can be a barrier to achieving sta...
Shauna White Jul 31, 2014

Researcher Starts Open Access Genome Project in the UK

Since the launch of The Genetic Link blog back in 2009, we’ve shared dozens of stories from the fiel...
Shauna White Jul 24, 2014

Going global: how our regulatory strategy helps genetic research

In a recent article on The Genetic Link, we talked about our quality and regulatory process and the ...
Shauna White Apr 24, 2014

Large Cohort Study Shines Light on the Fragile X Syndrome Gray Area

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is a rare genetic condition that causes learning disabilities, cognitive de...
Shauna White Apr 15, 2014

Genetics and post traumatic stress disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a type of anxiety disorder that can occur after an individu...
Shauna White Mar 11, 2014

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