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.

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

Saliva samples as a source of DNA for high throughput genotyping

The BMC Medical Genomics Journal recently published the results of a study titled “Saliva samples ar...
Shauna White Jul 03, 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

DNA from saliva vs. blood – who wins the cost battle?

Collecting saliva DNA is more effective and less costly for genetic research, a study suggests. The ...
Scott Rabuka May 07, 2012

Further evidence – Next Gen Sequencing of DNA for Oragene/saliva samples

DNA from Oragene/saliva samples continues to gain acceptance as a suitable sample input for next gen...
Scott Rabuka Apr 05, 2012

DNA Analysis in the Oklahoma Family Health Patterns Project

Guest author, William R. Lovallo, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and th...
William R. Lovallo Nov 22, 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

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 is a reliable source of DNA for next generation sequencing

This week, at Genomics Disorders 2011 in Cambridge, UK, DNA Genotek presented a poster reflecting ne...
Rafal Iwasiow Mar 28, 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 saliva samples for SNP and CNV analysis on microarrays

For any type of genetic analysis (e.g. population studies, clinical genetic testing, paternity testi...
Rafal Iwasiow Oct 05, 2010

Generation Scotland overcomes recruitment challenge with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Generation Scotland call...
Shauna White Aug 31, 2010

Epigenetic change and gene inactivation demonstrated in the saliva of a cancer patient carrying an “epimutation of MLH1”.

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Megan P. Hitchins, PhD. ...

Rinse, Swab or Spit -- What's the real source of DNA in saliva?

Saliva is one of the most accessible of our body's bio-fluids making saliva sample collection easy a...
Brian Smith Mar 31, 2010

Hunting for Cancer Genes with DNA from Saliva

Every day, it seems, scientists learn something new about how our genes work. One fascinating area o...
Shauna White Feb 09, 2010

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