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.

Non-invasive sample types for cancer research and screening

Cancer is a disease that is caused by changes in genes that control the way cells function. There ar...
Katherine Lawless Sep 23, 2021

RNA breakthroughs in autism, concussions, and COVID-19

Quadrant Biosciences is an innovative company that focuses on early detection of neurological disord...
Katherine Lawless Jan 07, 2021

Trending topics at ASHG 2020

For the first time, like most conferences this year, the American Society of Human Genomics (ASHG) w...
Katherine Lawless Nov 24, 2020

A discussion of challenges and solutions for global shortages of materials for COVID-19 testing

The world is talking about the coronavirus pandemic and global health crisis we find ourselves livin...
Katherine Lawless Oct 27, 2020

A faster and more affordable path to FDA clearance

DNA Genotek’s Oragene•Dx family of products are the first and only devices with U.S. Food and Drug A...
Jayden Hess Apr 13, 2020

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

Genetic testing companies and health care providers partner to drive better health outcomes

Innovations in scientific discovery have changed the way we look at healthcare. This landscape is sh...
Katherine Lawless Jan 28, 2020

DNA methylation with saliva: A strong predictor of major depressive disorder

Major depressive disorder (MDD) affects more than 300 million people globally, is the leading cause ...
Katherine Lawless Dec 16, 2019

Do you need an FDA cleared DNA collection device for your laboratory developed genetic test (LDT)?

If you are developing a genetic test that provides diagnostic information as part of a laboratory de...
Kathleen Weber Sep 18, 2019

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...
Katherine Lawless Aug 07, 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

Oral swabs for pharmacogenomics: A comparative study of DNA quality and performance

Pharmacogenomics is a growing field that tailors dosage and drug choices based on patient genetic pr...
Katherine Lawless Feb 05, 2019

Reproductive health and genetic testing: What sample types work best?

In this blog, we want to discuss the various genetic testing options available with respect to ferti...
Erin Carpenter Dec 05, 2018

Q&A with Latin American personalized genetics company: Genomit SA (Zoigen)

Recently DNA Genotek had the pleasure of speaking with Matías Butti, one of the co-founders of an in...
Erin Carpenter Jul 26, 2018

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

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

23andMe - 10 years and over 2 million DNA saliva samples collected with Oragene

Ten years ago, DNA Genotek had a vision and a unique product that we thought had the potential to ch...
Brian Smith Apr 18, 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

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

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