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.

Multiomics in microbiome studies: Enabling research on new therapies and treatments

If you’ve attended recent conferences focused on life sciences, you might have heard the phrase “mul...
Katherine Lawless May 06, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cancer and the gut microbiome: a new research field that could improve cancer treatment

Millions of researchers dedicate their lives to discovering new methods to understand and treat canc...
Katherine Lawless Aug 27, 2019

Canine gut microbiome – An interview with Dr. Kelly Swanson

“The importance of gut microbiome on host health has been known for decades, but traditional methods...
Katherine Lawless Aug 13, 2019

What does our gut microbiome tell us about our level of exercise?

We have always been told that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that physical activi...
Katherine Lawless Jul 11, 2019

Could the gut microbiome lead to new treatment options for bipolar disorder?

Over the past few years, the microbiome has opened the doors to new research. The gut microbiome spe...
Katherine Lawless May 24, 2019

Are these popular diets the best solution to reduce IBD and gut microbial dysbiosis?

What should I eat? - One of the most common questions asked by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) pati...
Katherine Lawless May 19, 2019

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 gene...
Fatima Mahmood Apr 02, 2019

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 insig...
Erin Carpenter Dec 13, 2018

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 ...
Erin Carpenter Oct 10, 2018

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 Plac...
Erin Carpenter Aug 21, 2018

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-...
Erin Carpenter Apr 06, 2018

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