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.

Katherine Lawless

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Oral Microbiome: The key to better therapeutics

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

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

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...
Katherine Lawless Jun 23, 2020

Bacteriophage therapy and the microbiome

Bacteriophages, also known informally as phages, are the most abundant organism in the biosphere and...
Katherine Lawless May 20, 2020

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...
Katherine Lawless Apr 28, 2020

Fecal sample extraction tips to ensure the best sequencing results

Dr. Carolyn Compton, former director of the OBBR National Cancer Institute, said
Katherine Lawless Mar 27, 2020

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 amo...
Katherine Lawless Mar 05, 2020

4 must read microbiome research studies from 2019

There have been a number of interesting microbiome research projects published in the past year. New...
Katherine Lawless Feb 07, 2020

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 ...
Katherine Lawless Jan 09, 2020

Setting standards in skin microbiome research

Microbiome researchers and clinicians use a variety of different methods when conducting their studi...
Katherine Lawless Nov 14, 2019

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