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:

DNA from saliva boosts recruitment for PROCAS study

Professor Gareth Evans of the University of Manchester is heading up a major research study, which i...
Shauna White Jan 25, 2012

Need help funding a research project using DNA in saliva?

If you’re looking for funding for your research project using DNA in saliva, DNA Genotek’s Grant Pro...
Shauna White Oct 11, 2011

DNA from saliva to ID genetic variants of aggressive prostate cancer

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Wake Forest University. ...
Shauna White Sep 19, 2011

Freshman’s guide to starting university: laptop, text books and DNA from saliva

The incoming class of freshman students at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) had something uniq...
Shauna White Sep 07, 2011

DNA from saliva facilitates dermatological studies in Singapore

Atopic dermatitis (AD) and acne vulgaris (AV) are both skin diseases studied by researchers at the I...
Shauna White Aug 03, 2011

Saliva as a medium to study microbial DNA

Some researchers studying infectious diseases will use frozen whole mouth fluid (WMF) as a sample ty...
Shauna White Jul 13, 2011

DNA from saliva to identify biomarkers predicting nicotine dependence

Cigarette smoking remains a leading cause of preventable disease and premature death in many countri...
Shauna White Jul 07, 2011

UCLA team develops methylation-based model to predict age with Oragene

On June 22, 2011, Principal Investigator and professor of human genetics, pediatrics and urology at ...
Shauna White Jun 27, 2011

The state of personalized medicine

Last week at the Personalized Medicine Coalition’s (PMC) Annual State of Personalized Medicine Lunch...
Shauna White Jun 21, 2011

Oragene•DNA to Simplify DNA Collection for Genetic Study into ADHD

This week, we were pleased to announce that our Oragene•DNA product was selected to collect DNA from...
Shauna White May 25, 2011

Introducing OMNIgene•ORAL for infectious disease sampling

DNA Genotek is pleased to announce the availability of OMNIgene®•ORAL, a new method to collect and s...
Shauna White May 18, 2011

Oragene•DNA facilitates Italy’s ‘Basketball Players to the Bone’

Many readers of The Genetic Link will be familiar with DNA Genotek’s involvement in event-based coll...
Shauna White May 03, 2011

Oragene•DNA Selected by Genomind for Personalized Medicine Test

Today, DNA Genotek announced that our Oragene•DNA product has been selected by Genomind, LLC as the ...
Shauna White Apr 18, 2011

3 reasons DNA from saliva is ideal for GWAS

With the growth of genome wide association studies (GWAS) and their need for DNA from many thousands...
Shauna White Apr 05, 2011

Oragene facilitates DNA collection at Luxembourg’s Relay for Life

I often profile unique customer events here on The Genetic Link and I recently became aware of an ev...
Shauna White Mar 23, 2011

DNA Genotek Inc. Submits Filing for 510(k) Clearance

DNA Genotek Inc. announced today that it has completed filing a 510(k) pre market submission to the ...
Shauna White Mar 15, 2011

Challenges in DNA sample collection for personalized medicine

We’ve been hearing the promises of personalized medicine for some time now with its magic formula of...
Shauna White Mar 01, 2011

Oragene•RNA measures variability in gene expression for VITO

This morning, DNA Genotek announced an exciting piece of news. Our Oragene•RNA kit has been selected...
Shauna White Feb 14, 2011

DNA Genotek presents new research at PAG 2011

Last week, at the Plant and Animal Genome (PAG) Conference in San Diego, CA, DNA Genotek presented a...
Shauna White Jan 25, 2011

Relationships, attraction and genetics

In the past year, The Genetic Link has explored how genetics is linked to disease, drug response, bo...
Shauna White Jan 11, 2011

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