The Microbiome Snapshot

a blog providing new insights into Microbiome Collection and Stabilization by DNA Genotek. DNA Genotek is a subsidiary of OraSure Technologies, Inc.

Highlights from the International Human Microbiome Consortium Congress 2021

This year the International Human Microbiome Consortium Congress (IHMC) brought together the most re...
Charles Harkness Sep 27, 2021

Forensic science and the oral microbiome

Can the oral microbiome help law enforcement link suspects to crime scenes or evidence? In this summ...
Charles Harkness Aug 20, 2021

The scoop on poop: How much is enough sample?

Stool collection is a sensitive, but necessary, topic in microbiome studies; as gut microbiome resea...
Charles Harkness Aug 13, 2021

Multiomics in microbiome studies: Enabling research on new therapies and treatments

If you’ve attended recent conferences focused on life sciences, you might have heard the phrase “mul...
Katherine Lawless May 06, 2021

Oral Microbiome: The key to better therapeutics

Podcast episode highlights featuring Dr. Brian Klein, co-founder, from Brick Built.  
Katherine Lawless Apr 15, 2021

Skincare products and the skin microbiome: when two worlds collide

For those of us working in the microbiome space, after the gut microbiome exploded onto the scene in...
Heloise Breton, PhD. Mar 18, 2021

Leaving no microbe behind: Shoreline Biome’s easy solutions for microbiome NGS

DNA Genotek has collaborated and worked with many different organizations from testing companies to ...
Katherine Lawless Feb 18, 2021

Highlights from the Crohn’s and Colitis panel

“Crohn’s disease and Colitis collectively are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). These inflammatory ...
Katherine Lawless Feb 11, 2021

Probiotics, a possible solution to COVID-19 transmission?

We have all heard about the benefits of probiotics, whether it was through a commercial promoting pr...
Katherine Lawless Dec 16, 2020

Highlights from the World of Microbiome 2020 virtual conference

2020 is an incredibly unique year regarding conferences and events. Due to restrictions and social d...
Katherine Lawless Dec 03, 2020

Personalized skin care: the beauty industry diving into the microbiome

A podcast interview with Pure Culture Beauty   The beauty and makeup industry has dominated consumer...
Katherine Lawless Nov 12, 2020

A discussion of challenges and solutions for global shortages of materials for COVID-19 testing

The world is talking about the coronavirus pandemic and global health crisis we find ourselves livin...
Katherine Lawless Oct 27, 2020

Case study: Canine fecal sample stabilization and collection comparison

Today, the term “fecal microbiome” is widely used by dieticians, physicians, and microbiome companie...
Katherine Lawless Oct 06, 2020

A discussion about Metabolomics and the Microbiome

 “Metabolomics is the study of small molecules that are the result of metabolic processes. They are ...
Katherine Lawless Aug 28, 2020

Solving the mysteries of your pet’s gut health with Nom Nom and Diversigen

Nom NomTM is not your average pet food company. In addition to delivering fresh, healthy meals for c...
Charles Harkness Aug 14, 2020

4 critical considerations for collecting skin microbiome samples

Skin is the largest organ of the body. It keeps our internal organs protected and acts as an interfa...
Heloise Breton, PhD. Aug 06, 2020

Overcoming the challenges of sample collection for COVID-19

“From sample collection through testing, we are working to help in the fight against COVID-19.” – Sc...
Katherine Lawless Jul 29, 2020

Best practices for improving next-generation microbiome sequencing

Dr. Daryl Gohl of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, former CSO and founder of CoreBiome a...
Charles Harkness Jun 30, 2020

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