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.

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2018

Every year since 2009 we’ve picked our top 10 list for the year. People often ask, what does it take...
Brian Smith Jan 21, 2019

3 trends within high-impact genomics you may not know about

Our knowledge of science is constantly changing and improving as new discoveries drive us forward in...
Katherine Lawless Nov 28, 2018

The top ten most studied human genes of all time

With the importance of human genomic research, the rise in popularity of precision medicine, as well...
Erin Carpenter Aug 27, 2018

High quality libraries for human WGS with direct saliva Input

In the open discussion webinar hosted by Frontline Genomics, Joshua Burgess Ph.D., Manager Scientifi...
Erin Carpenter Jul 19, 2018

6 innovations that can improve human health (part 2 of 2)

Here we continue our World Health Day top 6 innovations with the potential to improve human health c...
Erin Carpenter Apr 30, 2018

6 genetic innovations that can improve human health (part 1 of 2)

World Health Day (April 7th) falls within this month, and to celebrate we thought it would be fun to...
Erin Carpenter Apr 10, 2018

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2017

I have to admit, coming up with the 9th edition of DNA Genotek's "Top 10 list" was much more difficu...
Brian Smith Jan 18, 2018

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2016

Writing a top 10 list for each year has been a tradition at DNA Genotek since 2009. This is my first...
Brian Smith Jan 13, 2017

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2015

Wow, what an interesting year 2015 has turned out to be. As it comes to a close, I find myself think...
Ian Curry Jan 12, 2016

Customer updates - survey says?

Once again, it is time for our Customer Satisfaction Survey blog updates. To quickly recap, if you a...
Ian Curry Jun 22, 2015

All about that base: applications of the fifth base of DNA

Methylated cytosine, also known as “the fifth base of DNA” has attracted a lot of research attention...
Lisa Gamwell May 12, 2015

How and why to integrate the microbiome into your research

So, you’ve just completed your latest human genomics research study and you’re waiting to hear if it...
Megan McGrath Apr 15, 2015

DNA Genotek's latest changes based on your feedback

Several months ago, I posted a blog highlighting how feedback from customers plays a key role in hel...
Ian Curry Dec 15, 2014

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 o...
Kerry Chatburn Sep 11, 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

DNA Genotek’s top 10 list for 2013

Once again, it is time for my annual review of DNA Genotek’s year and to highlight the top 10 items ...
Ian Curry Jan 28, 2014

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 o...
Shauna White Jan 08, 2014

It’s in the Genes: Incorporating genetic analysis into your research

What underlying cause is common to all of my study participants? Demographics, life events and envir...
Lisa Gamwell Oct 08, 2013

Genomics: the power and the promise

Rafal Iwasiow is Vice President of Research and Development at DNA Genotek. This article was written...
Rafal Iwasiow Feb 20, 2013

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