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Is genetic testing with saliva the best method for risk-based breast cancer screening?

For decades, breast cancer prevention programs followed the traditional ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach where each patient would receive the same type of screening. Only recently ...
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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, interviews, technical information and infographics to share what we know about ...
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In Celebration of International Women’s Day: 8 Inspirational Female Scientists

March 8th is International Women’s Day. In recognition, we are highlighting the extraordinary achievements of 8 female scientists who made significant contributions to the ...
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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 patients faster. DNA Genotek interviewed Richard Lumb, CEO of Front Line Genomics ...
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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 of human genomics in Mexico. His accomplishments are equally impressive as ...
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Large Cohort Study Shines Light on the Fragile X Syndrome Gray Area

The author of this article, Lisa Gamwell, is a Sales Development Analyst at DNA Genotek.
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A peek inside technical support and customer service at DNA Genotek

DNA Genotek is proud to provide a high level of service and support to our customers. We know that our success as a company is tightly integrated with the success of our ...
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Our DNA and the food we eat

Each day, people are bombarded with messages on what they should and should not eat. Headlines say caffeine is harmful, eggs have too much cholesterol, red wine is healthy ...
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Relationships, attraction and genetics

In the past year, The Genetic Link has explored how genetics is linked to disease, drug response, bone marrow transplants, and even weight loss. I am constantly amazed at the ...
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DNA Genotek’s Top 10 List for 2010

As I sat down to write this second edition of DNA Genotek’s Top 10 List, I spent a lot time reflecting on advancements in genetics in 2010. Choosing DNA Genotek’s top 10 list ...
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HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 2)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Wake ...
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HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 1)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph.D., an Associate Professor in the Department of General Surgery at Wake ...
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TLC’s “Little Couple” looks to DNA from saliva for genetic testing

Since launching in December of 2009, The Genetic Link has kept its readers informed of a variety of unique ways in which DNA from saliva (collected with Oragene) is being used ...
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Collecting DNA with Saliva -- An Interview Columbia University

For the second year in a row, DNA Genotek collected DNA samples onsite at the National Walk for Epilepsy on March 27th, 2010 in Washington, DC. Our participation in this event ...
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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 and non-invasive.  Saliva also harbours a wide spectrum of genetic data that ...
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Spotlight on DNA Genotek's Newest Partners

In November of 2009, DNA Genotek announced their new global partner program. The program is designed to help partners scale and differentiate themselves in the genomics ...
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Lifestyle Management, Weight Loss and Genetics

January is the most popular time of year for people to go on a diet or join a gym. Why? Because 'lose weight' is the most popular new year's resolution for both women and men ...
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Introducing Performagene•LIVESTOCK -- DNA Genotek's Newest Product

At the 2010 Plant and Animal Genome Conference in San Diego, DNA Genotek officially launched our newest sample collection product called ...
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DNA Genotek's Top 10 List for 2009

I have to admit, coming up with DNA Genotek's "Top 10 list for 2009" was more difficult than I imagined it would be. There are so many great things that happened in the past ...
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Saliva-based DNA Collection Solves a Tropical Disease Mystery

DNA Genotek recently announced that an international team of researchers used the Oragene product to investigate a genetic link to podoconiosis, a neglected tropical disease. ...
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