Laboratory methods in ophthalmic genetics: Obtaining DNA from patients

J. L. Dickinson, M. M. Sale, J. E. Craig, D. A. Mackey

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

7 Citations (Scopus)


DNA samples are the fundamental research substrate in genetics. Although methodology and cost-effectiveness in molecular biology have improved dramatically, collecting biological samples and extracting DNA continue to be expensive and time-consuming steps of genetic research. This article reviews the issues surrounding the choice of biological samples for methods of DNA extraction as well as the storage and transport of biological and DNA samples for genetic studies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49-60
Number of pages12
JournalOphthalmic Genetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes


Dive into the research topics of 'Laboratory methods in ophthalmic genetics: Obtaining DNA from patients'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this