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.

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

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

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

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

HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 2)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph...
Michael Gautreaux Nov 30, 2010

HLA typing, transplants and Oragene (part 1)

The Genetic Link welcomes guest blog authors. This guest submission is from Michael D. Gautreaux, Ph...
Michael Gautreaux Nov 18, 2010

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

Easy & painless DNA collection for infants, children and non-spitters

Genetic research into diseases and conditions that predominantly affect children has always been par...
Shauna White Aug 10, 2010

Storage of Purified DNA from Oragene•DNA Samples

A few weeks ago, I posted an article about best practices for long term storage of unpurified Oragen...
Scott Rabuka Jun 29, 2010

Solving Recruitment and Compliance Challenges with DNA from Saliva

The number of clinical trial and epidemiological studies collecting genomic DNA from a large number ...
Shauna White Jun 09, 2010

Best Practices for Long-term Storage of Oragene•DNA Samples

Oragene is well known for a number of characteristics - ease of use, non-invasive collection, high q...
Scott Rabuka May 25, 2010

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

7 Simple Steps to Maximize DNA Yield with Oragene•DNA

At DNA Genotek, we understand the importance of high quality DNA samples to support our customers' r...
Scott Rabuka Feb 19, 2010

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