DNA yield and quality of saliva samples and suitability for large-scale epidemiological studies in children

  title={DNA yield and quality of saliva samples and suitability for large-scale epidemiological studies in children},
  author={Anna C. Koni and Robert Scott and Guiqing Wang and Mark E S Bailey and Jenny Peplies and Karin Bammann and Yannis Paul Pitsiladis},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Objective:To evaluate two saliva collection methods for DNA yield and quality as applied to a large, integrated, multicentre, European project involving the collection of biological material from children.Design:Cross-sectional multicentre comparative study in young children.Methods:Saliva samples were collected from 14 019 children aged 2–9 years from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in… CONTINUE READING


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