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 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

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

Diversigen and CoreBiome consolidate as one brand

Diversigen and CoreBiome, DNA Genotek's microbiome services sister companies, have combined their of...
Shauna White May 12, 2020

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 ...
Lisa Gamwell May 07, 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

The importance of incorporating metabolomics into your microbiome research

Metabolomics is important in understanding systems biology and clinical research regarding various d...
Heloise Breton, PhD. Apr 21, 2020

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 s...
Lisa Gamwell Apr 07, 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
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