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Best practices for improving next-generation microbiome sequencing

Dr. Daryl Gohl of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, former CSO and founder of CoreBiome and current senior advisor to Diversigen, throughout his career has developed ...
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The impact of tobacco smoking on the oral microbiome

The oral microbiome is the second-largest and most diverse microbiota after the gut, harbouring over 700 species of bacteria. In The Microbiome Snapshot, we frequently cover ...
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Bacteriophage therapy and the microbiome

Bacteriophages, also known informally as phages, are the most abundant organism in the biosphere and considered the ‘natural enemies’ of bacteria. They are viruses that prey on ...
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Diversigen and CoreBiome consolidate as one brand

Diversigen and CoreBiome, DNA Genotek's microbiome services sister companies, have combined their offerings under the Diversigen name. The rebrand highlights the combined ...
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Filling the microbiome data information gap

2020 so far has been an interesting year for me. I started the year by attending one of the biggest precision medicine conferences in the world, Precision Medicine World ...
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While social distancing, reaching donors shouldn’t be an issue

Governments and public health experts have advised almost everyone to stay home. The majority of the population is now working from home, while businesses and institutions are ...
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The importance of incorporating metabolomics into your microbiome research

Metabolomics is important in understanding systems biology and clinical research regarding various diseases. [1] According to an article in BioTechniques,
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Validation of Diversigen's viral metagenomics sequencing and analysis pipeline for SARS-CoV-2 detection

This week we’re bringing you work from our co-workers at Diversigen, a science-driven company that specializes in customized solutions for metagenomics sequencing, ...
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Fecal sample extraction tips to ensure the best sequencing results

Dr. Carolyn Compton, former director of the OBBR National Cancer Institute, said
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Case study: Lactose intolerance related bacteria abundant in women with PCOS

What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormone disorder common among women during reproductive age. PCOS can cause the ovaries to develop ...
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Industry leaders Diversigen and CoreBiome come together to support microbiome discovery

As the microbiome industry grows and evolves, so has our team of microbiome experts. In 2019, DNA Genotek’s parent company, OraSure, acquired both CoreBiome and Diversigen. ...
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4 must read microbiome research studies from 2019

There have been a number of interesting microbiome research projects published in the past year. New trending topics such as, skin microbiome, metabolomics, canine gut ...
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Strategies in microbiome sequencing

Choosing the best sequencing platform for your research There are many ways to profile a microbiome: Amplicon (16S) sequencing, shallow shotgun or deep shotgun. Each platform ...
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Unlocking secrets of the human microbiome from mummified remains

The human body will always have new scientific mysteries to unlock, whether it is the complexity of genes, to the way the brain and organs function, the complex internal ...
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Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. From sample collection to analysis, the ability to snapshot the microbial community and accurately analyze the ...
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Setting standards in skin microbiome research

Microbiome researchers and clinicians use a variety of different methods when conducting their studies, sometimes resulting in outcomes that are not reproducible. Within recent ...
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The role of the microbiome in exploring childhood determinants of cardiovascular health

The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study is a prospective longitudinal study initiated in 1980. It is one of the largest follow-up studies into cardiovascular risk from ...
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Is there a new gold-standard for gut microbiome stool collection?

The “gold standard” for gut microbiome studies has traditionally been a fresh stool sample that was immediately processed or immediately frozen at -20ºC or -80ºC. However in ...
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