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Best practices for improving next-generation microbiome sequencing

Dr. Daryl Gohl of the University of Minnesota Genomics Center, former CSO and founder of CoreBiome and current senior advisor to Diversigen, throughout his career has developed ...
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Diversigen and CoreBiome consolidate as one brand

Diversigen and CoreBiome, DNA Genotek's microbiome services sister companies, have combined their offerings under the Diversigen name. The rebrand highlights the combined ...
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Fecal sample extraction tips to ensure the best sequencing results

Dr. Carolyn Compton, former director of the OBBR National Cancer Institute, said
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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 Genotek’s parent company, OraSure, acquired both CoreBiome and Diversigen. ...
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Strategies in microbiome sequencing

Choosing the best sequencing platform for your research There are many ways to profile a microbiome: Amplicon (16S) sequencing, shallow shotgun or deep shotgun. Each platform ...
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Standardization in microbiome measurements: considerations from sampling to analysis

UPDATE: On May 12, 2020, CoreBiome rebranded as Diversigen Inc. From sample collection to analysis, the ability to snapshot the microbial community and accurately analyze the ...
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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 immediately processed or immediately frozen at -20ºC or -80ºC. However in ...
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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 an extensive history with RNA research for our podcast, Molecules, Microbes ...
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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 challenges for the researcher conducting a gut microbiome study, is to ...
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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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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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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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