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.

Leaving no microbe behind: Shoreline Biome’s easy solutions for microbiome NGS

DNA Genotek has collaborated and worked with many different organizations from testing companies to ...
Katherine Lawless Feb 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

The challenges and opportunities of collecting RNA for human microbiome studies

I recently had the opportunity to interview Jean Macklaim, a Bioinformatician at DNA Genotek who has...
Shauna White Sep 09, 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

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...
Fatima Mahmood Feb 12, 2019

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 ‘t...
Erin Carpenter Jul 30, 2018

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 researc...
Lisa Gamwell Aug 15, 2016

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