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 Crohn’s and Colitis panel

“Crohn’s disease and Colitis collectively are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). These inflammatory ...
Katherine Lawless Feb 11, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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 Ge...
Shanda Giacomoni Feb 13, 2020

Strategies in microbiome sequencing

Choosing the best sequencing platform for your research There are many ways to profile a microbiome:...
Shanda Giacomoni Jan 16, 2020

Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. From sample collection to analysis, ...
Shanda Giacomoni Dec 12, 2019

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. ...
Shauna White Nov 05, 2019

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 ...
Katherine Lawless Oct 16, 2019

PREdiCCt: the largest study on predicting IBD disease flare

This week, I interviewed Dr. Charlie Lees and Lee Murphy, investigators for the PREdiCCt Study (Prog...
Shauna White Sep 17, 2019

Sequencing the microbiome: Are you getting the full story?

Evolution of sequencing technology Since the human genome was sequenced and famously published in Na...
Seb Deneault May 30, 2019

Cold chain stool sample collection: A series of unfortunate events (part 2/3)

Most people consider the nature of collecting fecal samples unpleasant and inconvenient. One of the ...
Zara Jennings May 01, 2019

Enabling big data and good data at the same time: The microbiome challenges CoreBiome was built to solve

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. As a reader of The Microbiome Snapsh...
Shauna White Mar 04, 2019

Designing large-scale gut microbiome studies - 10 essential considerations

With a growing number of research studies showing associations between the gut microbiome and diseas...
Erin Carpenter Jun 12, 2018
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