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How critical is it to stabilize and standardize the microbiome profile?

One of the most critical components of studying the microbiome is ensuring you have a profile that is representative of the microbial community present in the donor. The ...
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Effects of maternal stress on newborn health: An Interview with Dr. Connie Mulligan of the University of Florida

Much research in the microbiome field involves the collection of stool samples from adult populations and looking at the diversity and composition of their microbiome profiles. ...
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Scientists from Human Longevity Inc. (HLI) and J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) call for standardization of microbiome sample collection and stabilization  protocols

Standardization of microbiome protocols is an increasing hot topic. It was recently discussed at a National Institute for Standards and Technology workshop and is required to ...
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The importance of quality pre-analytical factors and their impact on microbiome analysis

Since the completion of the Human Microbiome Project (HMP), the number of microbiome focused research programs, peer-reviewed publications and patents has grown exponentially. ...
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What could you do with 60 days of sample stability?

Collecting fecal samples is not an easy task. Problems can arise during every step of the process, from recruiting donors to analysing the microbial profiles of your samples. ...
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Castor canadensis : A look at our local Canadian friend’s microbes

Since today is the day we Canadians celebrate all things Canada, we thought we’d take some time between the barbeques and the fireworks to combine our love of our national ...
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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Vaginal Microbiome

You’ve likely been hearing a lot about the gut microbiome lately, and its links to numerous diseases and conditions such as obesity, allergies and mental health.  However, our ...
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Standardization is the name of the game

The latest press release from the White House describing the National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) demonstrates the commitment of the government, funding agencies and the ...
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Why the National Microbiome Initiative is so exciting

The White House’s National Microbiome Initiative (NMI) Announcement  is very exciting: the science is cutting edge, the public is engaged, and the funding dollars are large ...
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Advancing microbiome discoveries: An update on our grant winners

Last year, DNA Genotek launched its first Gut Microbiome Grant program. The program attracted many applicants from varying fields of research and three winners were selected. ...
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