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The importance of the gut microbiome in predicting dietary responses

Personalized nutrition is emerging as a field of interest due to an increase in coverage in the general media and the growing awareness that no two people can have identical ...
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A look ahead for the microbiome industry: An interview with Dr. Dan Knights

We recently introduced readers of The Microbiome Snapshot to our sister company, CoreBiome, a privately-held, Minnesota-based microbiome analysis company that accelerates ...
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Inspirational women in the microbiome field - International women's day

Throughout history women have influenced our views and knowledge of science from all disciplines, including microbiology. Through the co-development of an antitoxin for ...
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Enabling big data and good data at the same time: The microbiome challenges CoreBiome was built to solve

As a reader of The Microbiome Snapshot, you are likely aware that we recently acquired CoreBiome, a privately-held, Minnesota-based microbiome services provider that ...
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Why is an optimal DNA extraction important for microbial profiling?

One of the many ways to ensure optimal isolation of bacterial DNA from stool samples, is through the use of an efficient extraction methodology. Our customers have been asking ...
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DNA Genotek's top 3 gut microbiome publication picks for 2018

It is no secret that gut microbiome research has been on the rise leading to a plethora of new insights, theories and discoveries. Like you – we’ve been absolutely captivated ...
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Collect and stabilize gut microbiota samples from IBD patients undergoing dysbiosis

In human gut microbiome studies, the logistics of immediately freezing and transporting collected stool samples on dry ice is not always feasible - especially with at-home ...
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Varinos Inc. – Q&A with a Japanese biotech start-up

Readers of The Microbiome Snapshot know that we love to interview our customers and share what they learn from their research and clinical projects. Varinos Inc., an innovative ...
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Microbiome research trends & highlights – interview with Aaron Del Duca

We had the opportunity to sit down with Aaron Del Duca, our VP Technology and Microbiome Program Lead to discuss a few trends in the microbiome field he’s most excited about. ...
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Physical activity and the affect on maternal and fetal gut microbiome

Does physical activity affect the maternal and fetal gut microbiome? The University of Ottawa’s Placenta project could provide the answer. The placenta is a critical organ in ...
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Advances in microbiome discovery, diagnostics and therapeutics: Nature webcast highlights

Those of us following microbiome science know that it is developing extremely fast with tremendous opportunity for innovation. When we were presented the opportunity to ...
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Choosing the best DNA extraction method in human gut microbiome community profiling

A critical component to any human gut microbiome study is the ability to accurately represent the ‘true’ microbial community present at a specific period in time or, in other ...
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Microbiome highlights from Digestive Disease Week 2018

Digestive Disease Week 2018 (DDW2018) was another successful conference with over 450 sessions presented by invited speakers and abstract authors. The interest in how the ...
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Designing large-scale gut microbiome studies - 10 essential considerations

With a growing number of research studies showing associations between the gut microbiome and disease, this is a burgeoning field with fundamental questions that still need to ...
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DNA Genotek and the Mosaic Community Challenge: Standards

If you are a frequent reader of The Microbiome Snapshot, you know that research into the human microbiome has emerged as highly informative to our overall understanding of ...
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OMNIgene·GUT facilitating gut microbial collections in remote Himalayan populations

There is so much that can be learned from studying the gut microbiome. The community of bacteria co-habiting with their human host share a curious symbiotic relationship, one ...
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Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health selects DNA Genotek’s OMNIgene devices for Microbiome Biobank

DNA Genotek Inc. is pleased to announce that the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has selected DNA Genotek’s OMNIgene® family of microbiome collection devices to ...
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Progressing gut microbiome research in IBD, one sample at a time

Crohn’s and Colitis Awareness week was developed to raise awareness and increase understanding of these common diseases. Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis, together ...
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