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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 3 of 3)

Welcome to the final article in our 3 part series discussing whether or not saliva can replace blood...
Kerry Chatburn Jul 25, 2012

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

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

DNA from saliva to ID genetic variants of aggressive prostate cancer

At DNA Genotek, we recently learned the details of study being conducted by Wake Forest University. ...
Shauna White Sep 19, 2011

Saliva as a medium to study microbial DNA

Some researchers studying infectious diseases will use frozen whole mouth fluid (WMF) as a sample ty...
Shauna White Jul 13, 2011

Oragene•DNA to Simplify DNA Collection for Genetic Study into ADHD

This week, we were pleased to announce that our Oragene•DNA product was selected to collect DNA from...
Shauna White May 25, 2011

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

State Fair to drive DNA collection for children's study

If you’re a regular reader of The Genetic Link, you’re familiar with our on-site DNA collections at ...
Shauna White Aug 24, 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

DNA from Saliva.... The Newest Tool in Cancer Research?

Recent statistics suggest cancer mortality rates are declining due to better prevention, early detec...
Shauna White Mar 09, 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

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

Saliva-based DNA Collection Solves a Tropical Disease Mystery

DNA Genotek recently announced that an international team of researchers used the Oragene product to...
Shauna White Dec 15, 2009

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