Selection of a Noninvasive Source of Human DNA Envisaging Genotyping Assays in Epidemiological Studies: Urine or Saliva?

Last updated on 4-1-2023 by Sarah Nauwelaerts

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Genetic epidemiology requires an appropriate approach to measure genetic variation within the population. The aim of this study was to evaluate the characteristics and genotyping results of DNA extracted from 2 human DNA sources, selected for their rapid and noninvasive sampling, and the use of simple and standardized protocols that are essential for large-scale epidemiologic studies. Saliva and urine samples were collected at the same day from 20 subjects aged 9-10 yr. Genomic DNA was extracted using commercial kits. Quantitative and qualitative evaluation was done by assessing the yield, …

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